Queer Blasian Femme (Black Asians, Blasians do exist), Stolen African and Khmer born in the U.S.

Everyday, I face anti-Black racism from white people, non-Black people of color and especially face it from my non-Black asian fam.

My strength as a survivor comes from my parents, both survivors and surviving from the Cambodian genocide and the Black genocide, knowing that my melanin on fleek and my African roots within my Black and Khmer culture.

Anti-Black racism isn’t going anywhere until White Supremacy gets dismantled and that means racism/prejudice that is deeply rooted in White and non-Black people of color.

If you want to support Black survival, please support/share/ donate to the Black Body Survival Guide (Igg.me/at/bbsg.) by Intelligent Mischief, http://www.intelligentmischief.com/. (More info below)

Thank you for listening loves, keep fighting, embrace your beautiful energy, selves and power you bring to this Earth and Happy Asian Face Appreciation day!

*The Black Body Survival Guide is a multimedia compilation of satirical tricks, tips and tools for Black people by Black people created in response to race relations in the U.S but definitely fits anti-Black racism in the global sense.

Our funding is going to Black people who is working on the production of the guide aka our upcoming book and the guide is a self-care, healing, comedy, teaching tool and resource that we hope to make a reality if our fundraiser is successful.

#assatataughtme #happyasianfaceappreciationday #blacklivesmatter

Female Superheroes Under the Costume by JohnRaptor

If superheroes really existed, I don’t think the female ones would look anything like they’re usually depicted in comics. I mean we’re talking about women who’ve dedicated their lives to violent conflict with extremely dangerous people (and aliens, and robots and monsters).

Very helpful comparison between what image of female superheroes media tries to sell us versus what real crimefighter physique would look like.

We’d like to point out, though, that the “chest like a stripper/athlete” bit is problematic and poorly informed. Presumably the artist was referring to the fact that most superheroines are drawn with really big breasts, but framing that as a stripper/athlete dychotomy implies that strippers and athletes don’t come in all shapes and sizes. It also implies that there’s something inherently bad about big boobs and sex work.

Let us propose changing it to from “chest like a stripper” to “magical breasts that stay put without any support” and “chest like an athlete” to “breasts with supportive and comfortable underwear”.

Also a minor note compared to that, but long hair, if tied up or otherwise managed properly, don’t have to get in the way.

~Ozzie

similar comparison for barbarian characters | more references | more resources

Master Post of Calming Things

Things to make you feel better:

Make it feel like you are outside also turn on your volume

Talk you threw a stressful time

Automatic flatter 

Quick Distractions:

Draw Silk

Music Squares

jigsaw puzzles 

Sudoku

cookie clicker

Immediate Crisis Help

List of Hotlines - Crisis Hotlines by need

Befrienders - Find crisis hotline information for the country you live in

Suicide Hotlines - A list of crisis hotlines by country

International Rape Crisis Hotlines - A list of international crisis hotline directories

Lifeline Crisis Chat - Online chat help for people in a crisis

IMAlive - online crisis chat

Self Help

MoodGym 

Self Harm Alternatives

Self-help Anxiety Management App

Get Help

Find Therapist

Find a Psychiatrist

How To Help Others

Depression

Anxiety 

Eating Disorder   

Cutting

Suicidal

Panic attacks

Gifs:

Originally posted by invader-bub

watch the ball

Originally posted by imsherlockedinlovewithyou

breath in and out with the box

Originally posted by mixed-fart-toot

Originally posted by invader-bub

Originally posted by xenophillic

Resource: Writing a Fighter

So you want to write a fighter–a “tough” character who is trained in the art of Martial Arts or is a pro-boxer. Or perhaps your character just tends to pick a lot of fights on the street. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to sound educated when describing a fight but also to pace yourself: just like writing a sex scene or creating good dialogue, writing violence and fights is a skill all in its own. Here are some resources I hope will help: 

Writing Tips:

Boxing:

Martial Arts:

Street Fighting:

Please note that these guides are for writing; please do not go out and engage in a street fight just because you read this resource post. I promise, I am not that good at providing advice.

Productivity Resource List!*

*All these are free. Just sayin’.

Websites

Blank Slate  // Lets you type notes straight into your browser. Can save notes, export into Google Docs or pdf. Recommend pinning as a tab so it’s always available for a quick note.

Convert Files // Convert files online to a different file type.

PDFescape // PDF editor. Can edit files online, directly in browser or can download Windows program.

Pocket [also on Android and iOS] // Lets you save all your bookmarks in one place. Uses a tagging system to keep track of bookmarks. Automatically filters bookmarks by article, video, images.  Recommend for those of us who have multiple platforms to work on (ex, I own Apple, Android and Windows products), easy access to bookmarks if tablets/phones have trouble running Chrome or similar web browsers, and for bookmarks that can fall into multiple categories.

Pushbullet [also on Android and iOS] // Syncs devices in real-time. Send items from your computer to phone and vice versa. No compatibility between iPhones to Windows for text messages (assuming same goes for Android/Mac). Most effective for those who use one singular platform (if your computer + phone are both by Apple, and if you own an Android + Windows).

Pixel Thoughts // 1 minute meditation website. Watch your worries shrink, then float away (literally). 

Pomotodo [also on Android and iOS] // Simple, yet very effective. Tracks Pomodoros for those who use the Pomodoro technique. Includes to-do list. Charts completed pomodoros and shows graphs when pomodoros take place.

Sleepyti.me // Fix your sleeping schedule.

Cold Turkey + SelfControl // Block yourself from using specific Internet websites for a time period.

Coffitivity // Ambient coffee shop noise.

TitanPad // Multiple people working on one document simultaneously (pretty much same as Google Docs).

HabitRPG [also on Android and iOS] // Treat habits like leveling up in a video game.

Chrome Extensions

Prioritab  // Very simple interface. Shows daily, weekly and monthly to-do lists. Replaces the new tab page.

Overtask // Organize and save tabs into folders, which then can be opened at any time as needed without losing those tabs. Uses a tagging system, priority ranking and has a deadline alert feature. Recommended for when multiple projects are coming up and need to keep track of different websites for different things, or to group large amounts tabs into different sections. Replaces the new tab page.

Momentum // Shows weather, photography background, quote, goal for the day and has a to-do list feature. Replaces the new tab page.

New Tab Redirect // Replace the default new tab with a page of your choice.

Be Limitless // Photography background, goal for the day, a notepad feature with countdown and reminders. Shows how much time is spent on certain types of websites (shopping, social, etc) and most visited sites. Replaces the new tab page.

Cool Clock // Includes stopwatch, alarm and timer functions straight in your browser. Hourly pop-up alerts. Has to-do list function. Can be synced to Google Calendar. Can replace the new tab page.

Polar Clock // Simple, futuristic-looking clock. Shows the year by month, day, hours, minutes, seconds etc. Colors are customizable. Replaces the new tab page.

Black Menu for Google // At the click of a button, all (and I mean all, even the obscure ones no one knows about) of Google’s websites are a click away. This includes everything from YouTube, Gmail, Drive, Maps, etc.

Hola Better Internet  [also on Play Store, App store. Firefox maybe?] // Free VPN proxy service. 

Apps

Flat Tomato [iOS] // Pomodoro app. Minimalist design. Includes calendar function.

Focus Now [iOS] // Free version of Forest app. A few translations errors.

Forest [Android, iOS] // Free on Android. $0.99 on iOS.

Timeful [iOS] // Smart calendar app. Schedules reminders, project time blocks, to-dos, habits and everything for you. Integrates with multiple calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.

30/30 [iOS] // Schedule your tasks into time blocks, and alerts you when your time is up.

SolCalendar [Android] // Calendar app with color-coding, stickers and widgets available. Can sync to different calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.

Tasks: Astrid To-Do List Clone [Android] // Simple to-do list app app. Can organize by priority, type and reminders are included.

AirDroid [Android] // Sync your Android phone to your computer in real-time, wirelessly. Respond to texts, emails, and transfer files between the two without needing a cable.

Spell and Sigil Directory

Here is what I have so far. Most of the spells are ones I already have on my blog, but I want to add as many more as I can find on Tumblr. (Yeah, I’m crazy.) The sigils aren’t anywhere close to being done yet either; I forgot about them until just a few minutes ago tbh… But yeah, here you go, have fun. :D

Updated 06/14/15

Entries with a ★ indicate sigils

Abundance

Anger

Anxiety

Banishing

Binding

Calming

Career

Change

Cleansing

Commitment

Concentration

Confidence

Courage

Decision Making

Depression

Detection

Dissociation

Divination

Dreams

Dysphoria

Education

Energy

Emotions

Friendship

Glamour

Habits

Happiness

Healing

Intuition

Insomnia

Inspiration

Joy

Love

Luck

Magic

Memory

Miscellaneous Spells

Money

Motivation

Moving On

Negativity

Nightmares

Peace

Productivity

Prosperity

Protection

Psychic

Purification

Recipes

Sadness

Self Love

Shielding

Sleep

Speech

Stress

Success

Truth and Honesty

Uncrossing

Weather

Wishing

Writing

As always, please let me know of any spelling mistakes or broken links, thank you!

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sequel to this post, as requested!! I usually fall asleep between midnight and 1am, and wake up naturally between 6 and 7. getting up early is way easier when you’ve gotten enough sleep the night before, so hopefully these tips will be helpful as school gets back in session:) these are vaguely listed in most-to-least-effective order, but ymmv!

HOW TO GET YOUR ASS INTO BED AND KNOCK OUT IN UNDER 1 HOUR

  1. turn off your phone. or, like, put it across the room (esp. useful if you use it as your morning alarm; you’ll have to get out of bed to turn it off). this is so hard, okay, it’s the one I never manage to do because tumblr!! the entire internet!! just waiting for my glazed-over 4am eyeballs! don’t do it. delete the app and reinstall it in the morning if you have to. 
  2. shower at night. you will feel like a clean, toasty cinnamon roll when you get into bed and the warm water will help your muscles relax. bonus points if you drink a glass of water or a mug of decaf tea and use a nice body lotion right after.
  3. get some mood lighting. this is a little absurd but I promise it helps, particuarly if you’re living in dorms with overhead fluorescent lights. a little while before you start getting ready for bed, switch your lighting to something dimmer and warmer - christmas lights, a candle (if your res hall allows it), a small bedside lamp. 
  4. asmr. here’s the wikipedia page if you don’t know what this is; here’s my favorite channel. even if you don’t experience tingles, the videos can still be insanely relaxing. they’re like knockout drugs. WARNING: this is a dangerous one bc it means your phone’s in bed with you the whole time!! dim the screen all the way, fullscreen the video, and use headphones; occasionally I’ll actually put it face-down and just listen to the audio. 
  5. bedtime yoga. also very relaxing! if you’ve ever fallen asleep during shavasana you’ll know how easy it is to go from gentle yoga to total unconsciousness. here are some videos to get you started.
  6. if you’re going to read in bed, read something boring. no murder mysteries. find a hardcopy book that you like but that doesn’t necessarily get your heart racing. i’m working on the aeneid right now. giving your brain something to focus on that isn’t worrying about the next day or reliving the one you just had can help it switch off a little easier.

okay that’s it! final piece of advice: don’t get too hung up on this. sometimes I get so stressed about needing to get to sleep early that I keep myself awake. it’ll be ok!! once you get into the habit your sleep cycle will naturally shift, and you’ll get sleepy earlier at night and be more awake in the mornings. good luck sunflowers!!

Unfortunately for these little, complicated birds they’ve become this year’s newest trend. Thousands of people worldwide have begun purchasing these adorable little birds due to trending videos which usually display a regurgitating or aggressive parrotlet. Sadly, very little people who bring them home actually know what it takes to care for them properly to allow them to thrive. Since there’s no way I could possibly stop everyone from impulse buying these birds the least I can do is explain the reality behind owning one in the hopes that someone will either think twice or be a little more prepared for avian ownership.

Parrotlets

Lifespan: 25+/- years

Behaviour problems: Attention Screaming, Possessive Aggression, Territorial Aggression, One-person Aggression, Feather Picking

Health concerns: Overgrown beaks, Fatty Liver Disease, Nutritional Deficiencies, Kidney Failure, Calcium Deficiencies, Scale Deformities, Foot Lesions, Excessive regurgitation, Increased Stress Levels

Common Owner Mistakes

  • Seed only diets, feeding excessive human foods or unhealthy foods
  • Allowing them to eat food they’ve eaten, chew their teeth, share drinks
  • Interacting the bird with another pet
  • Not seeing an avian vet for checkups
  • Encouraging aggression
  • Taking them outdoors unrestrained
  • Small cage sizes, inadequate stimuli
  • Encouraging regurgitation
  • Being dominant/ forceful, Ignoring body language
  • Dowel perches, Sand perches
  • Cohabitating

Proper Care

Nutrition

Aggression/ Mishandling

Housing/ Stimuli

Medical

Spell Directory

I have decided to move the sigils-only posts to a separate list, as a way to save space and prevent clutter. I will try and keep it updated fairly often, but for now it is still in my drafts. I will publish it when I feel it’s ready for a first posting, and will provide a link to it on this post for easy access.

This is still nowhere near completion. This is probably around 15 hours of work so far, maybe even more. Please don’t copy-paste this to your own blog or posts, reblog this post and keep the source. I am doing this in my free time, without any sort of recompense, to help out you guys and provide a HUGE resource for spells of all kinds. Please respect myself and this post by reblogging and not reposting / copying it.

Updated 06/16/15

* If you see any of your own spells on here and you would like them removed, please inform me and I will delete them immediately for the next update.

** Please also inform me of any spelling mistakes or broken links.

Ambition

Anger

Anxiety / Stress

Banishing / Binding

Calming / Peace

Career / Employment

Cleansing / Purification

Confidence

Courage

Depression

Detection

Dissociation

Divination / Psychic

Dreams

Dysphoria

Education

Energy

Friendship

Glamour

Happiness / Joy

Healing

Intuition / Decision Making

Inspiration / Creativity

Kindness

Love / Lust

Luck

Memory / Concentration

Miscellaneous Spells

Money / Prosperity

Motivation / Productivity

Moving On / New Beginnings

Negativity

Nightmares

Protection / Shielding

Recipes

Sadness / Grief

Self Love

Sleep / Insomnia

Speech

Success

Transformation / Changes

Uncrossing

Wishing