questions from readers

anonymous asked:

So I'm not trying to be ignorant, but can you talk about why white people cant say g*psy? I saw that while reading a few tagged posts, but I've never known it was bad.

This is out of our wheelhouse, so I’m going to point you towards a few Rromani bloggers who’ve addressed the issue.

if you think gypsy is not a slur 

I’m sorry, but no you cannot & never will you be. 

It’s a slur: a Rromani woman’s thoughts on the word “Gypsy”.

100 Reasons Why - 02

BTS 방탄소년단 - Soulmate!AU

Warnings -  polyamorous relationships, swearing, smut

Summary - Love is a powerful thing. Let it settle under your skin and in your bones. Let it live, let it breathe. Do not beat it down and know that your love doesn’t reach one person, but everyone around you.

Glossary - 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10

Coffee had kept you awake through college and then into the real world afterwards. It was a go to for late nights spent in front of your computer or notepad when ideas never stopped flowing or were never there at all. Which is why Hoseok loves finding new coffee shops to bring you to. He says that if coffee makes you happy, then he’ll buy you it every day. Even though Hoseok’s bubbly personality has never needed the caffeine as you do, he loves getting you the addicting beverage.  

”So, there’s this one shop near your favorite library up the street. Apparently a lot of college kids like it so I thought I’d try to bring you early in case it gets busy. I know how you feel about crowds.” Hoseok wraps a scarf around your neck. It’s so thick you could hide your entire face in it if you wanted. “You have to stay warm, I don’t want you to get sick especially after being out in the rain.”

It’s been two weeks but Hoseok is still worrying over your health. Heat rises in your cheeks and you look down, view of the floor blocked from the humongous scarf. You feel lucky to have Hoseok, who takes care of you even when you don’t deserve it. With a proud smile, Hoseok steps back, admiring his work. You’re practically a marshmallow in the huge coat and hat he’s put on you. But you’re warm, inside and out, so you thank Hoseok and make your way into the living room.

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Steven Moffat Appreciation Day 2017: DWM Production Notes

With the end of the Moffat-era we are not just losing Steven’s writing talent on the screen, but also in the monthly DWM column in which he answers questions from readers of the magazine, sometimes serious, sometimes less so. Here are some of my favourites: 

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anonymous asked:

can i get an akashi scenario where he's been busy (practice, student council, daddy issues) and hasn't been with his s/o in like forever??? but the thing is, he's been spending a whole lotta time with another girl (vice prez or secretary of stud. council) who's basically perfect and akashi's fem version. and his s/o starts to distance herself cuz she's insecure, but akashi notices and confronts? some angst but happy ending with fluffs :3 (sorry this was extra specific... lol)

I may have derailed this a bit, anon…but I hope you still like it.

“Sei, are you ready to go home?” Akashi looked up from his desk with a frown as you stuck your head around the door.

“____.” His expression relaxed a fraction when you smiled at him. “Come in, I’m almost done.”

You walked over to wind your arms around his neck, settling your chin on his head. His familiar citrus and pine scent was calming. You looked down from your vantage point behind the chair at the sheaf of paper he was sorting through. “Is that more student council paperwork? It’s been difficult since the secretary fell ill, huh.”

He exhaled, tired beyond measure. “Yes, not to mention that sports day is coming up…but we should be getting someone to replace the secretary soon. I believe she starts tomorrow.”

You rubbed his tense shoulders soothingly. “I know you’re busy and everyone needs you, but you need to take a break sometimes.”  

He unwound under your touch, a low hum of pleasure in his throat. “I suppose, but-“

“No buts,” you said firmly. “Come on, we’re going home. The world will just have to deal without you.”

He let out a huff of laughter and let you drag him out of the room, smiling at your bubbliness all the way.

“Oh, I forgot to give Sei his bento,” you realized as you set down your bag. “I’ll go find him before the next class.”

Your friend tapped your shoulder and pointed to the hallway. “He’s over there.”

Stepping out into the corridor, you saw Akashi heading your way. You lifted a hand to wave at him. “Sei, over-“

Your words died in your throat as you saw the girl next to him. Fashioned like a porcelain doll, her graceful perfection left glazed expressions in her wake. Her head was bent close to Akashi’s, deep in discussion. He looked up as they neared your classroom door.

“___, I apologize, I didn’t hear you. I was speaking to our new secretary, Shimizu-san.”

The girl tilted her head politely, glossy black hair swishing. “How do you do, ____-san?”

Filled with a sudden apprehension you couldn’t name, you hid the bento behind your back and smiled at her. You didn’t notice Akashi narrow his eyes at the subtle movement. “Shimizu-san. It’s nice to meet you. I’ve seen you around in P.E. You run for the track team, right?”

Her answering smile knocked the wind out of everyone’s lungs. “Yes, that’s right. I’m surprised you remember me.”

It would be impossible not to. She was one of the legendary accomplished beauties of the school, as close to perfection in her grades, looks, abilities and manners as it was possible to get without bringing Akashi into the equation. Takane no hana, they called her. The unreachable flower.

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Tips for New Card Readers🔆🌺

These are a few tips that I thought would be helpful

  •       Get to know your cards and establish trust with them! This is very important.
  • Make sure you sage them and clear energy off of them after a reading
  • Protect your cards at all times
  • CLEAR YOU’RE ENERGY! You are very     important part of this.
  • Don’t  let family/friends or random folks abuse your gifts or abilities to read cards or give them insight, it does drain you.
  • Know what you are comfortable with reading.
  • TRUST YOUR INTUITION- It’s never wrong when you are reading energy.
  • Don’t doubt what comes to your head when your reading, most likely it’s correct.
  • Enjoy what you are doing
  • Practice Practice Practice
  • Ask questions from other readers, if you need tips
  • Don’t  be hard on yourself if you don’t connect easily at first.
  • CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE (helps to ground, if you don’t have a tree around ;)
  • Learn about your guides and have them help you to connect with others guides.
  • WATER ( I say water in a lot of post but this is true)
  • Please get good rest, readings beings at first will take a lot of energy out of  you but your body does get use to it.
  • Dedicate time for yourself and practice on yourself.
  • Share your gratefulness with the universe
  • Stones are nice :) I say use stones to read
  • Figure out what makes you feel protected during a reading.

The Rookie Podcast Is Here!

The very first episode ever of the Rookie Podcast is here!!! I could go on and on about how excited we are, but why we’re excited is far more interesting: I talk with Ella Yelich-O’Connor, known and loved world over as Lorde! We had so much to discuss—early versions of the song “Green Light,” growing up, feeling like you’re too much—that there will be even more of our conversation in a later episode. Also in Episode One: Ask a Grown, podcast edition, with writer Hilton Als answering questions from a Rookie reader!

And now, without further delay, Episode One of the Rookie Podcast!

We hope you’ll give it a listen, and if you feel so inclined, leave us a review! —Tavi

Illustration by Maria Ines Gul.

anonymous asked:

Is getting a Sak Yant tattoo by a buddhist monk in a temple considered cultural appropriation?

Here are some (but not all) of the questions that you need to be able to answer honestly before a person should consider this step:

Are you Buddhist? Do you specifically follow the tenets of Cambodian and Thai Buddhism? Do you know Thai or Khmer, and can speak with the monks about the rules you must follow after getting the tattoo? If you are white, have you taken part in Thai or Cambodian religious customs and grappled with your place in a history of Westerners fucking with southeast Asian politics and culture? Similarly, if you are white, have you grappled with the history of degradation and exoticization which leads not only to Thai culture being exploited, but Thai PEOPLE being exploited both in their own country and elsewhere?  Are you willing to follow the traditional rules of abstention? Do you understand that you are making a serious pact that could have spiritual repercussions?

There are probably other questions that you should ask yourself about this, these are the ones G came up with off the top of their head.

In short, you need to recognize and deal with the fact that white westerners have used Asian cultures to get their fix of the exotic and magical for centuries. This has had serious repercussions for Asians in the diaspora, where their traditions are used to degrade them, but are pretty and magical on non-Asian people, not to mention the repercussions for those countries’ economic, cultural and political spheres.

The Littlest Winchester - Where Do Babies Come From?

Character(s): Dean Winchester

Warning: None

Word Count: 639

Request:  Wondering if you could tie this request to the last one so its easier. I was thinking maybe you could have the reader ask about where babies come from and Sam and Dean awkwardly answers her, maybe the boy mentions it to her when they were playing?

AN: Couldn’t tie this to The Dating Game. Sorry!


           As Dean gets himself another helping of spaghetti from the bowl on the table, he glances at his four-year-old daughter. She’s still on her first serving, and she’s trying very hard to get the food from the plate to her mouth without making a mess. It doesn’t seem to be working as well as she thinks it is. Noodles dangle from the edge of the plate, more rest on the table around the plate, and enough sauce is on her face to make her look like a sloppy vampire. The mess would probably be bigger if she weren’t seated on several thick books. By the time she cleans her plate, her fork hand is also covered in sauce.

           “I’m done!” She announces.

           “You’re also a mess.” Dean stands and scoops her out of her chair. “Let’s get you cleaned up, shall we?”

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anonymous asked:

By that, i meant NO ANON questions, but the public ones. It's ovbious duh. Be more subtle...

You’re mad because I answer questions from readers who send in multiple questions????? Okay? Waste your energy on that if you want. I answer the questions I want to answer. This is done in my free time. Let me live.

Making that leap to solo dating

I recently got a question from a reader that I thought would be useful for many of my followers: 

Up till now we have always played with others together. My gf has been talking to a woman who wants her but not me. I’m a bit concerned about the quick change in rules but want to give my gf a chance to see if she wants this. How did you react when you started solo dating?  

My answer: What are you concerned about? That things are moving too fast, or are you worried that you’re crossing a line from which there’s no return? 

Those are legitimate concerns, but ones that can be dealt with. Talk to your gf about it.Tell her what your concerns are. Ask if she has any concerns. 

For us, we changed rules so often that we got dizzy. But what helped was we talked about everything. We had several long conversations before we started dating separately. We also had several conversations after those dates. Remember to reconnect after dates, and continue to save time for just the two of you.

Ultimately, it comes down to communication. If you and your gf continue to talk about your wants and needs, there will be less issues. 

I’m certainly no expert and I’m sure my readers can weigh in with their own thoughts. I also recommend picking up The Ethical Slut and More Than Two. (I’m not getting paid to advertise those)

What about you? If you started out playing together, how did you make the transition to solo dating? I’d love to hear your stories. 

Best/Worst Parts of Being a Writer

The Best Parts of Being a Writer

1.      Loving your book and getting into the zone while working on it.

2.      An editorial letter that says great things about your book.

3.      Great reviews.

4.      Working really hard on a book and making it really good and realizing that you can do this!

5.      Friends. Writer friends/Reader friends are seriously the best!

6.      Working on something on your own that is secret and just for you and you can do all the crazy, great things you want with it.

7.      Getting an unexpected check.

8.      Art work/Cover art that is just perfect for your vision of the book.

9.      Getting to read ARCs of great books before anyone else gets to.

10.  Being asked to give blurbs for books you love (though it can be awful if you have to say no).

11.  Helping beginning authors in a meaningful way, making connections for them, paying forward.

The Worst Parts of Being a Writer

1.      Insecurity, not just financially, but never knowing if you’re going to get a contract for the next book or if you’ll even ever get a contract again.

2.      Nasty reviews, sometimes even from friends.

3.      Realizing that the book you’re working on is absolute crap and you have no idea how to fix it.

4.      Miserable cover art.

5.      Losing an editor and being assigned a new one who has no vision/the wrong vision.

6.      Publisher closing and your books are in limbo.

7.      Being cheated by people you trusted.

8.      Reading contracts.

9.      Taxes.

10.  Letting go of books you once loved but can’t fix.

11.  Stupid questions.

12.  Pressure from readers who don’t understand how things work.

anonymous asked:

Question from a new reader ;u; Did you ever reveal ibias' face or is it still a mystery?? o: (I don't recall seeing it while reading ^^;)

His real face was linked to a bonus comic I made quite some time ago. :>

Just Bear With Me

Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Words: 1,685
Warnings: Swearing, implications of violence
A/N: Based on that smol/tol thingy. This messes with the canon a little bit, so let’s just pretend Bucky never chose to go back to cryo and T’Challa gave him a brand new arm.

Your name: submit What is this?

So, you fucked up.

You fucked up bad, but not — or rather, hopefully not — in a way that drastically would jeopardize yours and Bucky’s relationship.

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anonymous asked:

Hey I was wondering whether or not you guys thought that Celtic cross tattoos are appropriative? whilst I know that Irish people are white in skin colour they have been historically racially classed by the British as subhuman and face systematic prejudice to this day. But idk if because they do experience white privilege (to some extent) then maybe it's not appropriation. What are your opinions? x

First, please note: All of the mods are American, and America has a weird as hell relationship with the Irish and the Irish-American community.

Saying that, to us, Celtic crosses in particular are a broad enough category, and fall far enough under the Christianity banner, that we’re inclined to let them slide. If you live in UK, the answer might be different, and we welcome commentary.

THAT SAID! The modern Celtic community have definitely experienced the same sort of “knock it over and rifle through the shiny bits” problem that we’ve addressed in other posts about cultural appropriation.

This starts with the term “Celtic”, which has an effect of using an ethnolinguistic term to group several different cultures together. While there is a modern “Celtic” community, IIRC, it’s more of a political or ethnonationalist identity– much like the term “Asian” can be used as an excuse to gloss over a mosaic of different societies, or be used as a political or geographic identity.

These posts aren’t about tattoos, but they are about the conception of what “Celtic” means in popular culture and understanding what you mean when you think about those cultures:

“Celtic” artwork and mythology falls right on the wobbly line of cultural appropriation for all the reasons you stated. It’s used as “shiny decorative thing” instead of being treated with the respect its due, and in Britain, if not always elsewhere, many Irish, Welsh and Scots people are still treated pretty poorly.
That's RanKING! - October 2016

In That’s RanKING!, the Kageki Top Star Q&A feature, the Top Stars rank each other based on questions from readers. This month’s question: Who would be the first to make it out of a giant maze?

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