positive side of things

Questions I have for the signs

Aries- Why must you always blame yourself?

Taurus- Why do you think so much?

Gemini- Why are you always so hard on yourself?

Cancer- Why do you think everyone’s out for get you?

Leo- Why do you always have to have someone right next to you?

Virgo- Why don’t you talk more?

Libra- WHY??

Scorpio- Why are you so secretive with everything ?

Sagittarius- How do you hide your feelings so well?

Capricorn- How do you see the positive side of things all the time?

Aquarius- How do you remain so kind to everyone?

Pisces- Why aren’t you honest with the people around you with how you feel?

Advice to All Zodiacs

Take yourself out on a date. Whether you are a boy or girl. Just treat yourself to a nice date doing something you love. Fall in love with yourself again. I took myself out to Barnes and noble today before buying dinner at a Thai restaurant. I got a few weird looks while at dinner, but who gives a fuck? I was happy as a clam sitting there eating drunken noodles. There is no shame in loving and treating yourself. Do whatever makes you feel happy. You like going to amusement parks? GO! You like shopping at the mall? GO! You like watching a movie? GO! Don’t rely on someone else to do things. Enjoy your absolute freedom until you get to meet someone who will ask you what your favorite thing to do is. You’ll be able to honestly answer “I’ve always done this by myself, but it’s nice to have a partner now”. Love yourself completely so that someone else has a blueprint on how to love you correctly.

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MBTI as Makeup and Skin Care Products

ISTJ - Concealer: Incredibly reliable, always there to cover for your mistakes ( like eating that entire box of acne inducing donuts. Or watching Rick and Morty until 2am.)

INTJ - Mascara: Pitch black to the core, useless when tears are involved

ESTJ - On Fleek, Arched Eyebrows: Neat, organised, balanced and perfect, but very intimidating and makes you feel like failure in comparison.

INFP - Aegyo Sal ( Tear Bag makeup): Cute, childlike and innocent from far away; weird, creepy and almost inhuman on closer inspection.

Fun fact: Wengie ( the girl in the picture) happens to be an INFP herself!

ISFJ  - Moisturizer: Traditional and simple, soothing, great at helping you prepare for things yet to come, conforms to your personal needs (water based, oil based ect..) too much may cause acne ( from those cookies with a frightening amount of butter that ISFJ will not stop baking you no matter how much you beg of them.).

INFJ - Pore strips - Effortlessly digs deep into the darkness of your soul (or pores), and helps you rid yourself of said darkness.

ISTP - Lip Tint: Tolerant, low maintenance, would totally survive the apocalypse. 

INTP - Any kind of brush/applicator: Filled to the brim with possibilities, probably filthy and needs desperate cleaning but creativity coMES FIRST DAMMIT.

ISFP - Contouring: Always tries make things seem deeper than they actually are.

ESFP - Blush: Bright, cheerful, can make anyone lively, but if you use them too much, they can and will ruin your entire life/makeup with ease.

ESTP - Glitter Eye Shadow: Flashy, somewhat attention seeking, a tonne fun and great to have, but extremely obnoxious in large doses.

ENFP - Highlighter: Optimistic, emphasizes the positive side of things so much that you just forget all about those dark shadowy parts! ◉‿◉…

ENTP - Colourful mascara: You’ll only see them about every four years, but when you do see them they’re sure to be weird, noticeable and obnoxious every time.

ESFJ - Cupid’s Bow Lipstick: Bright, neat, old fashioned, incredibly easy to ruin/upset.

ENFJ - Waterproof mascara: Clingy, extremely difficult to remove from your eyelashes/life, strives to look presentable and please others no matter what is personally troubling them.

ENTJ - False Eyelashes: Ambitious, effective, impressive, if you look at them when they are failing ( AKA falling off their eyes and flapping majestically in the wind) they (the wearer) will likely slap you.

Note -This is totally based on stereotypes so please don’t be offended ( even though some of these are pretty savage(☉‿☉✿)) ! I’m really bad at these sorts of metaphors ( would you call these metaphors? Or analogies? I don’t know!), but I had a lot of fun writing this anyway!

Its Going to be Okay

I was about to go in and work on asks (again if you’ve sent one there are a lot in there and I’ll get to them all but it will definitely take me a few more days).  But I just want to take a moment and hopefully offer a bit of stress release to the fandom.  

Tuesday everything literally got turned upside down on us as the C Arc turned into AO3 come to life.  They surprised me (Which isn’t easy to do), did things we didn’t want to see, and then totally changed the playing field on us.  Some are excited by the twist while others are devastated.  As usual the source of that is mostly Fitzsimmons. 

We’re here guys.  The Fitznapping, Role Reversal, and Woman on Fire I’ve been predicting since last season is here.  Just not how I though it would be.  The writers did it and turned it on its head.  I said they would do something that would have us freaking the hades out over hiatus and boy did they ever.

With this meta I’m going to break a few things down and offer some hope.  But we still have to prepare for more twists that are going to hurt.  

What will Fitz be like in the Framework?

  • What we know:  He’s seemingly rich and holding his hand out to a woman in the car.  He’s got either minions or bodyguards with him as well.  
  • What we suspect his regret AIDA fixed is:  His father.  If it was something to do with his relationship with Jemma they would not have put the Papa Fitz stuff on the table.  So in this world…AIDA will have given him a father and a supportive one at that.
  • In essence part of how we see Fitz will be if he had a father figure at the very least  He had someone either nurturing his genius/guiding it.  Or he never got into science and is more on the business side of things.  
    • We had lots of fun trying to find the perfect actor for Papa Fitz.  And boy did we find some fun options.  But you know, he’s been here all long.  Radcliffe.  
    • Radcliffe built a utopia…his happily ever after is in there too.  He sees Fitz as the son he never had, wants him working with him, appreciated his talents, and encouraged him.   “I’m not going to let this come between us”.  Bonus the way he touched him when talking about the Framework with AIDA, it was paternal.  
    • Fitz said he saw Radcliffe as a father figure.
    • So that has been fixed now.  Both for the ‘benefit’ of Fitz and Radcliffe.  AIDA makes Radcliffe Fitz’s father in here.   Be it she rewrote history, or lets say the Glasgow mission saved FItz’s Parents…without it they die and Radcliffe adopted him/took him in.   (That serial killer board showed us just how much Coulson has done.  He is patient zero in all this.  Him not joining Shield is what made the biggest wave).  
    • Having the father figure in his life be it Radcliffe or Papa Fitz is one of the things that likely changed FItz’s trajectory the most.  And there is a good chance he never went into the Academy or if he did he was pulled away/into Hydra.  In that case he never met Jemma or knows her in a different way (we’ll get into that later). 
  • I know a big fear will lie in Fitz’s personality really being different. And yes he will be, he’s in a world where he doesn’t have the experiences we have seen shape him.  The Fitz we had now isn’t the Fitz we had in the pilot.  Who he REALLY is is still there.  He is who he is because its who he is, its not is programming (that conversation with Jemma was huge and is going to be the crux of all this).  He’s a good person, who is loving, brave, and loyal.  However, until he remembers we could see a change.  And that’s okay, it will be fun to see Iain strech his legs a big.
    • He could be Evil:  Robo Fitz gave me chills.  Just legit chills.  So we could see a bit of Hydra Super Villain Mad Scientist Fitz here.  
    • He could be an a**:  He is this world version of Quinn or even a bit of Stark  He knows he’s smart, he knows he’s rich, he’s entitled, and manipulative.  Pretty much everything our Fitz is not.  
    • He is himself…but with a twist:   He’s the Fitz we know…but a bit more confident.  Or they have twisted his loyalty and convictions from loyalty to Shield…to Hydra and his father figure.  Remember Garrett said if Fitz joined Hydra in the fall, he’d hold a high rank and that would no doubt come with the kind of trappings we saw him with at the end.  
    • No matter what….Jemma will eventually get through to him.  Its not going to be easy, Jed said it won’t be easy, but she’ll do it eventually.  

Where is Jemma in the Framework:

  • She is NOT in the grave.  Had she projected herself into a dead body she would have died instantly.   Jemma said her Avatar was “running around” in the framework.  A dead body doesn’t do that, this isn’t Walking Dead.  
  • She is NOT on Maveth.  
    • We don’t have time for this.  Period.
    • Jemma is the one who is going to get Fitz to “wake up” and she can’t do that from Maveth.
    • The circumstances that landed her on Maveth in the first place will not have happened because Coulson never joined Shield and I have a hunch things are going very differently with the Inhumans in here.  
    • No writer in their right mind would open that can of worms with us again.  They have been distancing themselves from that story like the plague.  
    • This story is about Jemma getting Fitz back, not him realizing she’s gone and somehow figuring out he needs to get Harold, and its nto going to be Jemma getting off Hell planet and THEN joining the party.
    • Maveth is another world.  The Framework is one work in its own right.
  • Jemma as never scanned so where her Avatar is (like Daisy) is a result of what AIDA did with Fitz, Coulson, May, and Mack.  Now May and Mack won’t have been as big of factor as where Jemma landed.  That is more “I never joined Shield Coulson” and Fitz.  
    • Yes, we could get the he never went to the Academy and therefore they never met.  Plus side we get to see him fall in love with her again.  
    • We could get they are rivals, and look at that enemies to lovers.
  • Jed said that everything in “our world” is in there somehow.  Case in point Ward.  That also means things like Shield (who in an Upside down world would be what Hydra was, lurking and limping along in the shadows), Real Shield (Bobbi, Izzy, Gonzales, and Weaver), Mike/Deathlock, Afterlife (but look for it to have been captured or fallen we can’t get Jaiying, Lincoln, and Raina back).   
    • What if Jemma in this world IS a Double Agent for Shield.  Working within Hydra to steal secrets and take it down.  
  • She’s not JEMMA anymore…she is someone else.

The Grave:

  • Its the back door Jemma was talking about.
  • It does indeed belong to Jemma Anne Simmons and her death has been faked for some reason.  Be it by Fitzsimmons, Hydra, Shield, or Radcliffe.  But like Coulson and Fury’s, its an empty grave.
    • It says “Loving Friend” on it so someone was close to her in this world to put that there.  And it has to be SOMEONE who was scanned.  May, Coulson, Mace, Mack, and Fitz.    
    • This gives rise to Double Agent Jemma.  “Jemma Simmons” in this world is indeed dead and Jemma’s avatar is going by a new name and identity.
    • Jed said that Fitz didn’t seem too phased about her being in the grave.  So that either means that He wasn’t close to her here to have it have an impact…or he knows she’s not in there.

The Hand:

  • They hid who it belonged to for a reason.   But in looking at the positive side of things they gave us Ward…..so why would they give us Ward and not continue the massacre on our feelings and have some Rando step out with Fitz.  Because they could have done what they did with the hand with ward.  Had Daisy coming out of the bathroom and sees the figure laying in bed…cut away.  Leaving the fandom thinking its Lincoln ALL hiatus and then come back in 16 with SURPRISE!   It wasn’t Lincoln.
    • So in not showing us the hand and confirmring it wasn’t Jemmas it build the suspense and often times our imagination or worst case are far worse than what happens.  So all hiatus they leave us fearing who is coming out of the car next.  
  • Okay so yes, Jed confirmed the hand isn’t Jemma…he said JEMMA.   But…if Jemma Simmons is “dead” her Avatar won’t be going by Jemma will she?  She’ll have a new name/cover so while Jemma might not be coming out of that car next….Lil and her Framework counterpart very well could be.  Jemma here could be a double agent either spying on, protecting, or trying to get to Fitz.  Or is a version of her Radcliffe wanted for his ‘son’.  
    • Another option is that when Jemma “died” in this world Fitz went all Radcliffe on us and created Robo Jemma.  So like Agnes is to AIDA…Jemma’s new counterpart would have a different name.  
  • However we do have to consider other options for that Hand too.
    • AIDA/Agnes:  But not romantically.  Rather if Radcliffe is his father either one could be his “step mother”.  Despite the butterfly effect its hard to get to a point where Fitz meets AIDA on his own.  
    • Bobbi:  She’s undercover in Hydra too, Fitz is her target or she is his bodyguard.  Again NOT romantic.
    • Rando assistant:  So its his version of Anon or AIDA and its not romantic at all.  
    • Rando Girlfriend:  Yes it has to be on the table.  I’m sorry but it does.  I don’t like it.  It don’t want it.  But it has to be there.  It makes me mad as all get out that we have to deal with another form of a love triangle.  Again I feel if it was this option they would have hit us with a truck with it already and really left us in shambles.  IF they do this to us remember….
      • ITS NOT REAL and as soon as Fitz wakes up its all Jemma all the time.  
      • The Jemma Fitz loves is not in the picture.  So he’s not cheating on her or anything like.
      • When Fitz comes out of the Framework Fitz will recognize it was that, in the Framework.  It will not change his feeling for Jemma at all.  “Theirs is a forever love”.  
      • Jemma comes into his life and we get to see her have him fall in love with her all over again.
    • If AIDA has inserted herself in here as Fitz’s Girlfriend is more of a Dragon guarding its treasure.  Its allowing her to keep an eye on him.   Its not because she loves him.  .  

Other points:

  • Jemma needs to get close to Fitz, she needs to be in the mix or in a position where she can do that and start to work on him.  So she can’t be completely off the map here  Get him to wake up.  Get him to want to leave the Framework.  And its not just Fitz she and Daisy have to do this with.  Its May, Coulson, Mack and Mace too.   All the while surviving whatever the crap is going on in that world.  AIDA didn’t program the story, she just changed it at a certain point ans is going from there.  So its a true What If AU.  
    • AIDA allowed x factors in the mix like Ward….this Ward is based off of Coulson, May, Fitz, and even a little bit of Mack.  And is still ‘alive’ here thanks to someone’s regret fix.  
    • This is Ward we are talking about…kind of AOS plot twists.
  • The trick isn’t going to be really finding everyone, its going to be convincing them to ‘come home”.  Convincing them this isn’t real. 
  • Both Radcliffe and AIDA who built the Framework in the first place know how much Fitzsimmons mean to each other.  As does EVERY SINGLE PERSON they scanned in there. 
  • We can’t forget even once they get them to want to come out its Radcliffe who knows where they are and how to do it safely.  RADCLIFFE is the one they have to get to tell them.  And we know he’s pretty dang happy in there, especially if we are right about Fitz.  He’s got his son, powers, Agnes, and no fear of death.  Let me tell you @jessiecrimefighter and I just came up with another one of those really awful ideas.  But in the End its Radcliffe who has to be willing to let them go and die to save them all.  

Fitzsimmons:

We have and endgame here guys.  In the gut punch of what we had please don’t lose site of that.  This is TV so we have to suffer before we get these moments.  

  • We endured the hell of Maveth and were rewarded with them becoming Canon and The Singularity.
  • We endured the so close yet so far of A and were rewarded with Sciencing Domestic Fitzsimmons through B (and really we had to know something was coming with all that good).  

Just like in Season three where they set up Perthshire/Jemma pictured them together, that they both loved each other.  It became of matter of getting there.  The bump them was Will, them getting kidnapped, Fitz going to Maveth, and its aftermath.  And we are there again only this time its better.  Its Marriage.   Robo Fitz with the wedding talk was like Fitz watching Jemma’s videos.   A huge “oh my you want that” moment without the other directly saying it.  

Fitz wants to propose, he wants them to get married and grow old together.


Jemma WILL say yes, and she will say yes as soon as she gets him back.

There is NO Universe where FItz doesn’t want to Marry You.

Their’s is a forever love.

THEY WILL MAKE IT BACK TOGETHER….and out pay off at the very least is them engaged if not a wedding.   

Many of us wanted a Woman on Fire Fitznapping…well we got it.  And I said to remind me I wanted it when it was here and not how I pictured it to be.  So that is what I am doing.  

I would also like to point out that the person who has nearly pulled them apart the most is in the mix.   Ward.  Boy do I have some fun theories for him but those are for after the ask box isn’t overflowing.  Especially thanks to Jed’s newest quote.  

I know my meta won’t stop someone from stopping the show if they are upset about the turn.  I know it doesn’t change canon.  I know it doesn’t change we are going to have to suffer a little bit.   What I’m hoping I get across is that the suffering will be worth it.  That we need to stay positive and stay together with this.  Fitzsimmons will be fine, we have that diamond ring just waiting at the end of this.   So hang in there guys.  But in my gut I do believe there are FAR more interssting stories to tell vs just throwing a Rando GF in the mix.  

The Framework is full of love and loss.  Seeing who you really are.  That our experiences help shape us but they don’t define us.  

Paint Me In A Million Dreams - Sneak Peek

I’ve been working a lot on the fic, and if everything goes well, I should be able to start posting in about two weeks. I guess it’s safe to share a first sneak peak from the first chapter! 


He could always refuse the offer.

Harry pursed his lips, one finger swiping over the bottom one. He put his car back in gear when the lights switched to green.

Of course, that would be stupid. No one refused any part in a Scorsese production. The plain thought was ridiculous. It was horrifying that Harry even entertained the idea.

According to Nick’s contact person, everyone had been surprised by Tomlinson’s performance. No one had taken his audition seriously, until the moment he had stood on stage. Harry couldn’t even imagine it, but apparently, Tomlinson had convinced them all in the mere ten minutes he’d been on stage. Which was odd, because he wasn’t actually known for quality acting.

As far as Harry was concerned, Tomlinson was not to be taken seriously. Harry could appreciate a good romantic comedy, but those didn’t require what a Scorsese required. They didn’t even come close.

Sighing, Harry parked in front of the restaurant’s entrance and handed his keys over to a clerk when he got out. He thanked him quietly and made his way inside.

“Mr Styles. Welcome,” a woman greeted him. “Mr Horan is waiting for you. If you may follow me?”

Approaching the table, Harry saw Niall already seated, sipping some beer and typing on his mobile.

“Who’s preparing my food if you’re out here?” he asked upon sitting down.

Niall looked up, grinning broadly. “I only ever cook in front of cameras anymore.”

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Time for another shit AU

Imagine an El dorado Voltron AU

Lance and Keith partners

Keith as Tulio

Lance as Miguel

Lance, not with the face, giving Keith the puppy eyes.

Lance charming the ladies with the guitar skills.

Fake (actually real) fighting to get out of trouble

Lance: you fight like my sister Keith: I’ve fought your sister! That’s a compliment!!

Making bets on whether they die

Get captured by Zarkon

Lance: All Riiight, CUBA!

Corteze is Zarkon af my dudes

Keith: banging head on the wall to come up with a plan that is basically not going to work.

Keith: alright, what’s your plan SMART GUY?! Lance: why are you looking at me? You’re the one with the plans! *comes up with a better plan than Keith*

Hahaha the blue lion is Altivo, following Lance like a puppy (easily bribed with apples)

Lance: look on the positive side, at least things can’t get any- *starts raining* Keith: excuse me, were you about to say “worse”?!

Lance: My greatest regret is that our greatest adventure is over before it’s even begun, and no one is even going to remember us.

Keith: you made my life an adventure

The wind up on this island that is controlled by the natives (the alteans)

Keith: YOUR HORSE BIT ME IN THE BUTT!

Traveling through the forest, Keith following his instincts, Lance following the actual fucking map.

They run into a native, Pidge is Chel (because fuck you i do what I want!), who stole some stuff, cause she’s a little scoundrel, and just really want’s to get out of the city to find her family.

They are taken to El Dorado, dazzled by the Alteans way of life.

Allura is the chief (again because fuck you)

Hagar is Tzekel-Kan

The acolyte is Farcon guys XD

They are mistaken for gods

Pidge lies her way out of her bad situation, teaming up with the the guys

Lance’s big mouth getting him in trouble, keith is just not having that shit

Pidge overhears their plan to scam the kingdom and is all about that shit, cause she can get out and find her family

Pidge: if you want to pull this off, you’re going to need my help.

They don’t think they need her, welp she verbally slams they ass, she smart as hell

Pidge, is literally the brains of the operation

There are no romantic feelings towards Pidge, the only romance is between Lance and Keith

Keith: the stars are not in position for this tribute. Lance: like he said, stars, can’t do it… not today…

Keith telling Lance not to flirt with any of the Locals

Oops he does

Lance falls in love with the culture and the people

Lance wants to stay

Keith gets uber pissed and decides that it’s time to leave, Lance disagrees.

They fight about what their partnership really means I mean why would Lance flirt with all those people? He must not think much of their partnership.

Battle with Hagar after she tries to summon a monster

They kick Hagar out of the kingdom

Allura sees through their bullshit, but is cool with it, and builds their boat

Hagar teams up with Zarkon to him into the city

Team resolutions, Pidge telling them they are both fucking stupid, and we need to fix this cause bad guys are coming like right now! *smacks both of them in the head*

Lance ends up saving all of them, by knocking down the pillars and blocking the entrance

They apologize and make up, riding off on the blue lion

anonymous asked:

Hi! This blog looks so great I'm really excited by it. In a story I'm writing (it's fantasy), there are elves, and as well as being off folklore/mythological elves, they're also based off autistic people but I'm struggling to figure out what an only autistic society would be like, do you have any ideas?

First of all, having a whole, non-human race be autistic can be quite problematic in terms of representation. See Mod Aira’s thoughts on non-human autistic characters here.

Since elves look a lot like humans, and are usually positively described as a race equal or superior to humans, that might not be that much of a problem, but you should still give this issue some thought and make sure this is really something you want to do. This is not a decision I can make for you.

As for the specifics of an autistic-only society, this is where things get fun !

Here are some ideas in no particular order. Of course I can’t cover everything and other autistic peeps are encouraged to pitch in as always!

  • Everyone is stimming freely and openly. This is seen as a completely normal thing. I don’t know how modern your universe is, but people are allowed to stim in school or in their workplace. Shops have whole “stim toys” aisles. There are sensory rooms available throughout cities for everyone who might get overwhelmed.
  • Social norms are completely different. Making eye contact is seen as rude, people are expected to explain their jokes and sarcasm. Actually, communities might write down and edit regularly their social rules so they are explicit and available to all.
  • Kids are taught in schools strategies to cope with sensory overload or to get stuff done with executive dysfunction. They are encouraged to work on their special interests and it is used as a medium to teach them other things. There is highly individualized teaching and varied teaching styles since all kids have different needs. They would also be taught (either by caretakers or educators) many life skills, such as self-care, taking care of a home, taxes… more explicitely.
  • In our society, there are things that are seen as “basic needs” that everyone shares such as be well-fed, warm enough, not be in pain, have enough time to sleep… In a workplace or school for example, those needs are supposed to be met. The other needs, the ones not everyone has, are seen as “accomodations” when they are met, and are often more begrudgingly met. In an all-autistic society, meeting needs such as sensory needs or break time when you are overloaded wouldn’t be considered as making accomodations, but as meeting basic needs and as a normal thing.
  • Autistic people are very diverse and sometimes our needs are conflicting. For example, some might be hurt by loud noises, while some may need to stim and regulate themselves by making/ listening to loud noises. So it is probable that people with similar needs would gather in communities.
  • Since a lot of autistics are nonverbal at least some of the time, I think all verbal people would also know a nonverbal language such as a sign language they could use to communicate with nonverbal individuals or when they go nonverbal themselves. Communicating via AAC wouldn’t be seen as unusual or surprising.
  • Art and culture would probably be very different. Autistic people are often creative, but they create different things from what allistics create.
  • I feel like emergencies such as fires would be handled differently. I don’t think loud alarms and blinking lights would be the most efficient. I don’t have ideas for an alternative system though.
  • Lots of autistic people have trouble driving and I feel like it would have an impact on the most commonly used means of transportation. Either, for a more primitive setting, horse riding would be a huge thing - since horses are sentient they can take care of some of the “looking around to make sure we don’t run over someone or collide into something” - or, for a modern setting, automatized transportation means would have been developed sooner than in our world.
  • There would be more focus than in our society on precise planning and available information. Navigating administrations wouldn’t be so chaotic, or else no one could deal with it. There would be early on a need to get stuff organized in a very clear, explicit way.


That’s all I can think of for now. I hope this helps!

-Mod Cat

There are some great ideas here and I can think of a million more, but I will restrain myself! I just want to add a couple of things as food for thought:

  • Sign language isn’t speaking, but it is still verbal (the brain still processes it more or less the same as any other language), so many people (including me) are not able to sign when nonverbal despite being fluent in a sign language. However, many autistic people find signing more comfortable than speaking, so I definitely agree that more people would know how to sign, and it would likely be a second language requirement.
  • I have to be honest here… Although I have many autistic friends online, I don’t have many that I see regularly face to face. I think there is a reason that autistic people make up a minority of the human race, rather than the majority. For all our advantages, we often have conflicting needs, and we are not at all specialized for living in large groups the way allistic people are. Even though I like my autistic friends a lot, I don’t like spending a lot of time with them in person because they… get on my nerves. I mean in specific ways - for example, we have completely unrelated special interests, and they infodump about theirs for ages, and I have no interest whatsoever but don’t want to interrupt and seem rude (since I hate it when people do that to me). Or they stim and it bothers me. I’m extremely hypersensitive, including to movement, so if someone (besides me) is rocking back and forth or doing another repetitive motion near me, I can’t even open my eyes or I get overloaded. I love my autistic friends and I love the fact that I’m autistic, but I would not want to live in a completely autistic society - I’d have to hide away from other people and I’d become socially isolated even more than I am in this world. Note that this is my personal point of view and NOT true for all autistic people. But there WOULD be people like me who couldn’t deal with being around other people’s stimming, and we might not all get along as well as you might think.
  • On the positive side: all the things that are considered “disabilities” in this world with regards to autism would be seen as the norm. Not being able to speak some or all of the time would be considered a normal personality trait, like being good or bad at sports or drawing. Suddenly getting up and leaving a conversation due to overstimulation would be perfectly normal. It would be a given that normal respect for other people includes maintaining a quiet and calm environment as much as possible.
  • Another issue regards public spaces. There is something called “selective attention” which allows people to block out background sensory information and focus only on what is relevant to them at the moment (for example, listening to what one person is saying when there are other conversations happening nearby). In autistic people, this is usually very weak or completely nonexistent. It’s not possible for me to filter out background noise. If I need to meet someone for a conversation or work meeting, it MUST be in a quiet place. I am incapable of following a conversation when more than one person in the room is talking. I literally can’t unscramble their words from the words of other people and it just becomes a jumbled mess of gibberish that rapidly becomes painful. So how would things like restaurants work? Cafes? Parties? Assuming many or most people can’t hear what someone is saying when ANYONE else in the room is talking, how could you have spaces like that? Would they exist at all? Would their be some kind of magic (in a fantasy world) or tech (sci-fi) that can block out all sounds outside of the group you’re in? 

Not trying to poke holes, but trying to point out possible issues that you should think about when creating your society. And as Cat mentioned, be very careful about painting a non-human race as “like humans but autistic”. Being autistic is not an inhuman state, and it can be very damaging to describe it as such, even if your intentions are good. I would be much more comfortable with a human all-autistic society than a non-human one. Maybe consider making the humans all autistic and code the elves as allistic. :P

If you keep all this in mind, I’d be interested to see what kind of society you might come up with. Good luck!

-Mod Aira

anonymous asked:

the number of concerts japan got is so unfair...while there are tons of countries that have so many armys waiting for them, they decide to do 13 concerts at just one place :( I'm so disappointed and annoyed 😣 do you know why japan?

Let me start off by saying I don’t blame you if you think it’s unfair, though I hope you know it’s not bangtan’s fault or anything. where they go for this tour isn’t up to them or just bighit, there are a lot of factors at play. AND ALSO~ we’ve always wanted bangtan to be successful and this huge concert tour in japan is one of the results of their success. It shows exactly how successful Bangtan has become and I think on the positive side of things it’s also something to be proud of. I just really hope they’re not pushed to their breaking point ;_; their health should be a priority.

As what I’ve always emphasized before, it also has something to do with the events company that manages these tours for each country. In my opinion, the Japan concerts are possible because Bangtan recently signed with Japanese Management Company Digital Adventure. It’s an affiliated Japanese company of KeyEast. KeyEast is the management company of a lot of successful Korean actors and actress. So like it’s a bit of a huge thing and also a result of bangtan’s success. KeyEast founder is Bae Yong Joon, the photo below is when he attended their HYYH on Stage in Japan.

Reiner and Bertolt as Chess Players

I originally joked that there were very important spoilers here, but the reality is not really xD. Under the cut because it does discuss the most recent episode and it’s long. 

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My Philosophy teacher, came to class today with a mysterious look on his face… There was complete silence.. And he looked at me…

“Tell me Iro, what is suicide? Why people are killing themselves so to get rid off pain?”

“You know sir, i’m quite cynical at this topic… I think it’s better to ask another of my classmates”

“No, i want YOU to answer… You are a future psychologist i want your opinion”

“Ok, but i warned you! Well i firmly believe that suicide is something very awful… It’s the only thing that has no positive side… It causes even more pain, you don’t get rid off pain that easily, you know… It’s selfish, if you are gonna commit a suicide not only you’ll cause pain to other people, at the very moment of your suicide act, the pain you feel from your thoughts will shatter you into pieces, even before you blow your brains out… Why causing more pain to your precious ego and why causing pain to others? That’s why it’s egotistical… The great solution for people who like to get things always in the way of their own likings… To avoid any misunderstandings i’m not saying that everyone who commits suicide is selfish, but they are definately weak and they just don’t understand that happiness and achievements come through struggles… That’s the problem with today’s society… People are shallow, people are selfish, people act without thinking… And acting without a fight”

“Impressive dear! A 17 year old teen thinking like that, it’s not cynical… You are what people think when they say the word ” teenager"… As it seems you wanna change the world"

“I do, of course i want… But also i would like to point something out… Ok everyone deals different with pain… If something hurts you, it hurts you, no you are not overreacting to anything… But just think this: Life is full of struggles but full of happiness too… Why commiting suicide to put even more problems to others, and just let so many unlived experiences of yours go like that…Don’t you want less problems for you and for others? Suicide is a heresy to your own belief”

“That’s how you’ll reply to your patients who are suffering from suicidal tendencies?”

“Hell no sir! My opinions will have nothing to do with my job… I love people, and i would like to make them feel better and make them stronger not just filling their brain with my own nonsenses”

“ If one of your classmates here is suicidal and now he’s pissed off with your point of view, what would you answered?”

“ Life goes on, changes come … Be open to them and accept them, nothing lasts forever … It’s dull to be ok all the time, don’t fear the pain it’s not what is seems to be… Behind of it there is some kind of beauty, it’s your story make it worth like your other achievements… And remember the biggest achievement of your life… Is you! The beautiful and strong person you are… Carry on don’t you dare throw your Trophy like that”

Class *claps*

“A+ for this semester ms. Iro”

“Aw well thank you sir :Ρ”

You guys what do you think about that? It’s pretty interesting… Suicide is the hardest and the easiest solution at the same time

I spent all day trying to process the fact that there is now a canonical representation of my sexuality on one of my favourite TV shows, and it still amazes me to the point where I’m rambling instead of putting my thoughts down in an ordered way like I wanted to.

In the winter finale of Shadowhunters, Raphael Santiago, a latino vampire, came out as asexual.

That is a sentence that I can now write. There’s a lot to unpack in that sentence.

And as a homoromantic asexual man, this means a hell of a lot to me.

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