And while we’re on the subject of annoying and bad activism, stop wasting pads and tampons on “protests,” stop sticking them to walls, stop writing messages on them, I get the idea behind it, but menstrual hygiene products are expensive and not accessible to everyone. If you have that many extras, give them to homeless peopel or something. Also it’s bad for the enviroment. Knock it off.
Food and exercise used to control my life. I would plan my meals days or weeks in advance. If anything got screwed up in my plan I would spiral out and devour everything in sight and spend the rest of my day feeling overwhelmed with guilt.
Now I don’t plan ahead, I listen to what my body wants and I don’t question it. I’ve ditched the idea of good and bad foods and the emotional toll that comes with those terms. I make my best effort to balance wholesome, natural foods with the junk that I love. I make my best effort to hit the gym when I feel mentally up to it. I don’t feel guilty for taking time off from the gym like I used to.
I spend more time with friends. I put more effort into my relationship. When I do decide to go to the gym I’m happier because it no longer feels like a punishment. I’m nowhere near where I want to be in terms of my physique but right now, I’m really okay with it.
I’m setting up my goal plan. I’m recognizing that I’m not where I want to be and I’m setting a healthy course of action to get to where I will be sustainably healthy and happy. I’m exploring what exercises I’m interested in trying. I’m searching for new foods and recipes to fit into my healthy lifestyle. I catch me beating myself up now and then due to the fact that I haven’t “started” yet…but I have.
The difference is that I’m not rushing into this. I’m doing my research. I’m writing everything down. I’m establishing realistic goals and rewards for reaching those goals. I’m discussing all of this with my loved ones. I want to be all in. I want those around me to know that this time will be different…that this is the lifestyle change I so desperately want that I’ve sought after in so many horrible ways. This time I’m doing it right. I’m all in and I have all the support in the world.
Good News: It’s already like 5000+ words and there’s a thousand more ideas of how it’s going. And @geniewithwifi is being a terrible influence as she gets me to write it as quickly as possible and continues to inspire me with various Robin Hood inspirations.
Better News? This fic is probably going to be a bit of monster. There are so many ideas to fit it: archery contests, crossbows, evil plots, characters! It’s a beast and it’s wonderful.
Bad News? Maybe: After talking with Holly, I’ve decided to wait to post this until May/June. So this will be a Hiatus Fic, which allows me time to get ahead with writing. But in case you want something to get excited about, I will be posting sneak peeks before then to get you guys as excited as I am!
Just for fun, here’s a little taste:
Felicity peeks around a tree to look down on the two men. Their horses plod slowly along the worn dirt road, lazy in their journey. They are weighed down with bedding and supplies, but also weapons. If not for the swords, she would have thought them peasants. Laurel leans on the tree beside her, eyes narrowed.
“Oliver Queen?” she whispers, eyebrows drawn together in a frown.
“Your betrothed?” Felicity rises on her toes to get a better look at the men. “The one who left to fight in the Crusades? Which one?”
“The one in green.”
He’s nice to look at, Felicity has to admit. The set of his shoulders, the muscles that ripple in his arms. She glances back at her sister. “You should have waited for his return. Thomas is nice to look at, but not so nice as that.”
Warnings: mentions of alcohol and sex, cheating, cursing, Thomas gets played, you know the usual angsty jamilton fic
Word count: 1095
A/N:Sorry for not posting as much lately! I haven’t had very many ideas, so I haven’t had anything to post. This is my first song fic ever, so I hope it makes sense. It’s based off of “The Bad Thing” by the Arctic Monkeys, Alexander is a cheating bastard, and no one asked for this, but hey! It’s here! Please enjoy!
This sort of thing had become routine to Alexander, sadly.
Every Friday, he would get off work, go to the bar, have a couple drinks, claim he had to stay late at the office, come home in the middle of the night and slip into bed beside his wife.
It was a way to escape the stress of his job, he told himself.
Being sentenced to serve his time in Potter’s custody is not the
ultimate price Severus expected to pay for his crimes. It’s not Harry’s
idea of post-war bliss either. But in making the best of a bad
situation, they just might find something neither could have
Themes: Healing. Understanding.
Narrative: It’s a tad convoluted. I personally liked it, even if at times I had to read it over. It’s story you do have to pay attention to. Mostly because there are some time jumps that happen quickly, but I would like to think it’s deliberate. The author does not like overt detail, and it shows. It’s not austere but it’s fast-paced.
Brief Character Breakdown: There are some genuinely odd things happening here that I don’t know how to describe without Severus Snape sounding OOC. But when they are placed within the context of the story…. I don’t know I would like to think that a Severus Snape that survived the war can be anything and can act in a very varied number of ways. So long as the story develops organically and there is logic and an inherent humanity following their actions, I’m game for anything. Harry is pretty much standard Harry, so a lovely, nice but stubborn, adorable, boyish bon-bon. You can see I don’t steer away much from that.
Shout out for the Golden Trio. I love when authors give justice to Ron in particular. That’s how I know it’s a quality story.
My Opinion: This goes really quickly I wish I could have more things to read about it. But it’s nice once in a while; to read something brief but great. It’s one of the few shorter stories I’ve recommended here.
Just read a post from WHJS, an anon suggested we all email Kevin Lyman to ban Juliet from attending Warped Tour. Considering she is not playing Warped, she has no reason to attend. So I think it's a decent idea, especially if we include the bad light that she is in right now, and how it will negatively affect Andy's set. The fact that she's not playing is a good indicator that she is still in hot water and after October she will not touch a stage at Warped as a performer until further notice.
this idea that ~unhealthy~ behavior from disabled and neurodivergent people automatically equals behavior that is disruptive/abusive/harmful to others is one of the most insidiously damaging schools of thought to pervade intracommunity discussions tbh
a prominent example of this is definitely codependent relationships - most posts i see warning us away from them seem to have been written by people who have either never been in one or been in such a singularly bad one that they conflate all codependency with abuse. you can preach all you want, but there is little to support the bizarre notion that codependency is inherently bad outside of the belief that it makes people more “prone to abuse”… which, well, 1) does not actually equate to abuse and 2) abuse being the extremely complex and personalized thing that it is, is far too vague an argument to reasonably hold up against what is literally a necessity for most of us
so like bartender au again where a very drunk yuuri does a very messy body shot off of victor because twitter and im very tired and i dont know how to anatomy and idk just take this from me just take this and pretend it didnt happen leaf me alone
So, let me explain this garbage. I watched Leap Year the other day and thought “I should write a fanfic based on this!” but then I remembered I can’t write so I decided to draw out my favourite scenes like comics starring my Ereri babies.
If you’ve never seen the movie, basically Levi wants to get engaged but Erwin isn’t getting the hint so Levi follows him to Ireland to propose on leap day, which is like some old tradition, but he gets stuck in bumfuck-nowhere and hires Eren to get him to Dublin and, of course, shenanigans ensues.
I just really wanted a sassy high-maintenance Levi and a charming kind-of-jerk Eren. This’ll probabably have several parts because there’s so many scenes I want to do…
Boys pining for each other (post Sochi GP ofc). And that’s not toothpaste on Yuuri’s desk btw xdd (what’s wrong with me xd)
Ps. I got the idea of Yuuri’s pose from another fan art work I saw somewhere, but for the life of me couldn’t find the artist so I feel a little bad for not being able to give them credit for the inspiration.. So if this rings any bells let me know :)