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$5 and under stim toys

hey! if ur a super super poor person like me, sometimes u cant even afford $10 for a stim toy.

not to worry ! here are some stim toys that are $5 and under, INCLUDING SHIPPING !


style 1 ($0.72) | style 2 ($1.59)

style 3 (3.99 + 0.99) | style 3 ($1.69)

Fidget cubes:

style 1 ($0.99 + $0.80 shipping) | style 2 ($3.98)

style 3 ($3.68) | style 4 (2.61)


style 1 ($1.45 | style 2 ($0.99 + $0.69 shipping) | style 3 ($4.20)

style 4 ($2.43) | style 5 (1.99) | style 6 (1.99)


bunnies ($3.61) | cup kitty ($3.78) | narwhal ($1.90)

pandas ($0.72) | cat bread ($1.99) | whale ($1.89)

strawberries ($1.32) | peach ($2.70) | carrot ($1.47)

Misc. hand-busying fidgets:

magnetic beads ($4.38) | chain fidgets ($1.28)

6 stretchy strings ($4.98) | boinks ($0.99)

Gel/water-based toys:

grape ball ($1.79) | spitting gudetama ($0.99) | fruit squisher ($1.96)

gudetama egg ($1.78 + $0.73 ship.) | gel eggs ($2.52) | watermelon ($3.29)

edamame squish ($1.09) | 1,000 orbeez ($0.99) |  giant orbeez ($0.72)


barrel o slime ($1.22) | color changing putty ($3.99)

magnet putty ($0.99) | glass putty ($2.91)

Puzzle toys:

puzzle ball ($2.95) | puzzle pyramid ($3.99)

twisty ($1.99) | puzzle cube ($3.11)


I hope this helps!

if you can, please do support ND stim toy creators. this post is specifically so ND people without much money can afford the things they need to function!

cute things the signs do

aries: say “don’t worry, I got this” while carrying 50 pounds of groceries and someone offers to help

taurus: sleeps with at least one stuffed animal, four pillows, and two blankets

gemini: gets really excited over puzzles/ loves rubix cubes and chess, nerds

cancer: tbh I love it when u shut the fuck up (jk ily) bakes cookies and feeds everyone, makes sure u never go hungry

leo: gets really excited about random little things and yells at u until u at least pretend to be excited too

virgo: makes little adjustments/straightens a crooked picture frame or arranges the flowers in a vase until they look “just right”

libra: always smiling and humming, smiles at animals, birds, strangers, everyone to spread a lil love

scorpio: stares at u but looks away just as u catch them, gets cute/needy when ur alone together and super shy/distant around other ppl

sagittarius: laughs at everything, quick to make u mad but just as quick to awkwardly apologize, demonstrates affection via violent punching

capricorn: makes savage comments with a straight face, acts like they don’t have a sense of humor tho they’re secretly masters of comedy

aquarius: science nerd, loves facts about space/biology/whatever, probably thinks physics is “exciting” 

pisces: can’t watch someone crying without crying too, feels really bad for homeless people and the live lobsters at the grocery store

What is Group Theory?

In math, a group is a particular collection of elements. That might be a set of integers, the face of a Rubik’s cube–which we’ll simplify to a 2x2 square for now– or anything, so long as they follow 4 specific rules, or axioms.

Axiom 1: All group operations must be closed, or restricted, to only group elements. So in our square, for any operation you do—like turn it one way or the other—you’ll still wind up with an element of the group. Or for integers, if we add 3 and 2, that gives us 1—4 and 5 aren’t members of the group, so we roll around back to 0, similar to how 2 hours past 11 is 1 o’clock.

Axiom 2: If we regroup the order of the elements in an operation, we get the same result. In other words, if we turn our square right two times, then right once, that’s the same as once, then twice. Or for numbers, 1+(1+1) is the same as (1+1)+1.

Axiom 3: For every operation, there’s an element of our ground called the identity. When we apply it to any other element in our group, we still get that element. So for both turning the square and adding integers, our identity here is 0. Not very exciting.

Axiom 4:  Every group element has an element called its inverse, also in the group. When the two are brought together using group’s addition operation, they result in the identity element, 0. So they can be thought of as cancelling each other out. Here 3 and 1 are each other’s inverses, while 2 and 0 are their own worst enemies.

So that’s all well and good, but what’s the point of any of it? Well, when we get beyond these basic rules, some interesting properties emerge. For example, let’s expand our square back into a full-fledged Rubik’s cube. This is still a group that satisfies all of our axioms, though now with considerably more elements, and more operations—we can turn each row and column of each face.

Each position is called a permutation, and the more elements a group has, the more possible permutations there are. A Rubik’s cube has more than 43 quintillion permutations, so trying to solve it randomly isn’t going to work so well. However, using group theory we can analyze the cube and determine a sequence of permutations that will result in a solution. And, in fact, that’s exactly what most solvers do, even using a group theory notation indicating turns.

From the TED-Ed Lesson Group theory 101: How to play a Rubik’s Cube like a piano - Michael Staff

Animation by Shixie


Dwemer Cube (I call it processor anyway). Made to order for US customer. Cast (copy) protection on each side. 

I am open for commissions!

Where to Buy Fidget/Stim Toys IRL

Fidget toys are great- I couldn’t function without them! Some of the best ones can only be found online, but sometimes it’s more convenient (for whatever reason) to buy them in person. With some creativity and a good eye you can find great stim toys almost anywhere. That having been said, here are some of my favorite places to shop for them:

Target: There is always something to fidget with at Target. Check the dollar spot, the party favor section, and the party favor/generic cheap things area of the toy section. Sometimes puzzles and games can be repurposed for stimming as well. I’ve also heard that the baby section has chewable items.

Stop&Shop: The toy section has playdoh and squishy things! Silicone pot holders are also great stim toys.

Claire’s: Depends on the day because their stock rotates quickly, but they can have stretchy wristbands (coiled or otherwise), tactile pens and device cases, and other stuff.

Specialty Toy Stores: A lot of these places will have stuff like Thinking Putty, pop toobs, stress balls, wooden fidgets, and fancy games/puzzles that have parts that can be taken to fidget with. Oftentimes blind bag items (such as Mashems/Fashems) can be used for fidgeting while bearing the likeness of your favorite character!  

Specialty Bookstores: Depends on the store, but book stores that have toy sections often carry fidget items or puzzles/games that can be used as such.

Any store with a Toysmith Kiosk: This category often falls under the above two. As a kid, all my fidgets came from toysmith displays. Nowadays you can even get Tangle Juniors in some of them. There is something for every fidgeter at one of these.

Drugstores: This one can be a hit-or-miss, but I’ve seen stress balls and squishy seasonal items at CVS and independent drugstores.

Tourist trap souvenir/junk shops:These places often carry stress balls, weighted animals, fidgety pens, or practical joke items that can be repurposed for your needs.

Museum Shops: You can find Tangles, themed rubix cubes, hand puzzles, and other handmade or local fidget toys here. Science museums often carry physics toys, slime, or squishy dinosaurs/the like. Pro tip: you can enter most museum shops without buying a ticket to the museum.

Happy Stimming/Fidgeting!


Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

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anonymous asked:

Quality logo products also has free samples.

They have the Tangle Jumbo!

Also multicoloured Tangle Jrs, translucent Tangle Jrs, wooden robot puzzle, many spinners, putty, snake puzzle, yoyo puffer ball, spaghetti ball, wooden cube puzzle, mind teaser puzzles, metal slinky, cube maze puzzle and many stress balls. I love this koala stress ball!

They only offer a single free sample to US residents up to $7 USD in price. Additional samples are available for an additional cost. I have no idea how difficult it is to get said sample or how much evidence one must provide in doing, or how much you might live to regret giving them your email and shipping address, but Tangle Jumbo. I’m sure some folks will want to give this one a try.

Thank you so much, anon!

- Mod K.A.

Look at the stars...they’re balls of gas

so this was supposed to be a little thing but then well here’s 2K of fic

No Warnings that i can think of…..Miscomunication …let me know if I need to tag something 

also I’m practicing POV switches so you will get all four sides POV

also I know I’m anoying but I love you guys so… @prinxietys @the-prince-and-the-emo @obviouslyelementary @prinxietyhell


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Bruiseshipping Headcanons because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So i’m just gonna throw this out here and get back to writing that fanfiction, just so that I have something to hold you guys over for now

(give me more suggestions for when i’m done)

-Both are very affectionate to each other but try not to do it around the other ninja because they just don’t want to be so exposed, especially around the ninja, it makes the situation a lot more awkward for everyone

-Very fond of calling each other nicknames, from Zaptrap to Bluejay and from Boulder Brain to Mush Mouth

-The reason Jay sometimes calls Cole Mush Mouth (although bolder brain is his favorite nickname for Cole) is because Jay teases Cole that his teeth will rot from how much cake he eats

-Of course, Jay makes sure this will never happen

-Jay is very fond of just poking Cole to be funny and a bit of a tease which Cole responds with being able to pick Jay up and spin him around

-Cole uses the fact that Jay is so lightweight to his advantage, as he can actually just pick Jay up by the shoulders and put him somewhere else

-He usually does this when he sees Jay at his worktable in his room; he just plucks Jay and puts Jay on his bed to snuggle with him

-They are very fond of snuggling, and Jay always moves in his sleep and Cole teases Jay by saying he does jumping jacks in his sleep to one day be as strong as Cole

-Jay also hogs all the blankets, but Cole can get enough warmth from snuggling with Jay

-Cole loves to tickle Jay, mainly to just see Jay squirm and giggle, which Cole finds adorable

-Jay realizes he is so vulnerable to Cole, but that is why he loves him so much, because Cole would never want to hurt Jay. Also a lot of other reasons that would take WAY too long to explain

-Cole has learned to adjust to Jay’s sense of humor and laugh and he tries to laugh at every single one, which has always worked, just so they can share a bending moment together

-Jay loves to help Cole pick outfits and also take Cole clothes shopping

-Love to color coordinate in public, especially black and blue

-Always go back and forth singing songs when there is music playing, and they love it

-Cole uses his powers to make little statues for Jay and sometimes when they are outdoors, summoning a rock to sit on

-Cole loves to take Jay outdoors, especially on hikes, and really, just outside anywhere

-Jay often uses his powers to poke fun at Cole, similar to the objective of his poking, just at a safer distance

-Since Jay usually does this to Cole as he is doing something like drawing or (attempting) to cook, and he doesn’t want to ruin his consistency (since Jay would be at a distance), he usually just ends up spraying a couple of pebbles in his face. Cole gets him back later. With tickles

-Cole and Jay love to just sit down on a very specific couch in the living room where they do pretty much anything where Cole is usually sitting up and Jay’s head is sitting on his lap. Sometimes Cole is leaning back against the armrest and Jay is up against Cole. Both of them pretty much do anything during this time together like drawing, watching TV, reading, and tinkering with puzzle cubes. Cole also likes to feed Jay small foods like cherries and strawberries when they are doing this as well

-Both of them like to call the other one sappy when it comes to their relationship because they are, as shown, very romantic

-Cole often wonders how he could have even breathed without Jay in his life. He is just… perfect. Too many words, too many reasons. Jay really shows what Cole stands for, what it means to show your  true colors, and express yourself and emotions that Cole couldn’t do. Intelligent, clever, funny, creative, inspiring, and just so many other reasons. Cole doesn’t even question it.

-Jay just… well… he still hasn’t exactly grasped why he loves Cole so much, there’s just so much to love about him: His clever personality, that good enough hint of sarcasm, and so many other reasons but Jay feels like Cole is a remedy to what seems to be his past insecurities and just inspires him to be himself, speak what he wants to say, so that he just didn’t let those words settle beneath his skin and basically trap himself in. He could’ve been the reason Cole wouldn’t have been so happy at this time, and it couldn’t make Jay feel any better about himself