PSA: ikazine

ikazine, formerly known as: vennydedragon, vencorr, darkshockpony, thedragonkins, or simply “ven” is an anti-otherkin, anti-LGBTQ+, and racist troll who used to identify as otherkin. They have recently stopped identifying as otherkin, and have began trolling and harassing people who blog about otherkin related topics. They are not simply blogging that they dislike otherkin, they are searching through the tags for people to bully and harass, and reblogging and instant messaging people. 

URLS TO BLOCK

QUOTES OF NOTE

  • “I just am just at least trying to help clean the fucking world of you people.” - In reference to Otherkin.
  • “I know. I bet you didn’t expect me to get a life, did ya? Now you are all mad that I’m mostly mentally stable.” - In reference to former friends of his that are hurt by his new behavior.
  • “I’m gonna go shit on stupid blacks who thinks racism exist and people who make up genders now.” - In an IM after explaining he is “done” with “retarded otherkin”.
  • “No. Raise them the norms. That’s how it is meant to be. Girls are supposed to be girls, and boys be boys. If they feel different in the future, let them be. But they need to be treated like their genders because that’s the most common way it plans out. Males learn to be males, and vise versa. You don’t need to treat boys and girls the same because of “equality”.” - In reference to a gender equality post.
  • “Gender norms are to keep people sane.” - In reference to a gender equality post.

EVIDENCE

DO NOT CONTACT THIS INDIVIDUAL. HE IS A TROLL AND SHOULD NOT BE FED. JUST BLOCK HIM.

i hate those posts that are like “cut all the toxic people out of your life!!!” because honestly sometimes there are situations in which you literally can’t. like if they’re family members or you’re dependent on them in some way other than just for socializing purposes. for some people it’s just not that easy and telling them to just cease all communications isn’t going to help? it could even make it worse? so yeah

Dear, People Playing Pokemon Go

I know you guys want to catch them all, but I don’t appreciate feeling scared and unsafe when I hear someone in my backyard. This is my private property and it’s supposed to be my safe haven, my home is off limits.

That goes for any private property.

I understand how important this game is to you, now please understand how important my safety is for me. I also don’t want any of you to get arrested or hurt because you wanted to catch a pokemon.

Just please be reasonable while playing this game. Please.

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with all the hype over the new app ‘Pokemon: Go’ it’s important to remember to be safe out there! here’s a few simple safety tips (feel free to add more!!)

  • bring bottled water! it’s the middle of summer and temperatures are rising! so do what you can to stay hydrated and cool
  • wear comfortable clothes! if you know you’re going to be out and about for awhile, make sure you’re dressed properly. good shoes are especially important!
  • pack a snack! (or bring money to buy some food if you’re going into a town) granola bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit etc. anything filling with protein is an a++ choice!
  • bring your charger or a backup battery device! you don’t want to be stranded with no way to contact anyone, so be sure to maintain battery life just in case!
  • bring a friend! it’s more fun to pokemon hunt with others, and it’s safer too! 
  • be kind to younger players! this is less of safety tip and more of ‘you should be doing this anyway’ kind of thing. always remember kids are playing this game too.

and like the game says, always be aware of your surroundings! 

Warning

Just wanted to let you all know - I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been getting inbox spam lately - starts with ‘hi’ or similar and if you reply you quickly end up with a request for photos or private chat. They have blogs with nothing on, fairly nondescript urls and a selfie of a young woman as their avatar.
I wanted to give my advice for younger/vulnerable people on here, so I hope you’ll forgive me sounding like your mum.
Here’s my suggestion, if you get a message from someone you don’t know and who isn’t following you, with an empty blog:
Don’t reply to the message.
Mark it as spam if you want to - I’ve started doing that.
Don’t ever send pictures of yourself.
Don’t feel pressured into chatting with someone you don’t know or sharing anything personal.
I have no clue what the gain is for people doing this but I guess they are hoping people will get talked into sharing images.
Stay safe. If you’re not sure something is a good idea, it probably isn’t - trust your instinct. If you feel uncomfortable, stop. Ask someone in real life that you trust - a parent, a responsible adult..
Look after yourselves and avoid nonsense.

out.com
First Look: 'Check It' Documentary Follows a LGBT Gang in D.C.
The documentary will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this April.

Victims of bullying and abuse, five LGBT friends between the ages of 14 and 22 decided to defend themselves. The members of Check It sport knives, brass knuckles, and mace in stylish Louis Vuitton bags in hopes of keeping themselves (and their gang family) safe. Now an investigative feature-length documentary (aptly titled Check It) further explores what might be the only all-LGBT gang in the United States, following the members’ journey from a turbulent D.C. toward entrepreneurship.

CLICK THE HEADER LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER.

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If you see this behavior, stop it immediately. I don’t like to preach a lot, but we need to understand personal space both in person and over the web. Don’t call Mark daddy. Don’t threaten to touch him. Don’t threaten to kiss him. He doesn’t enjoy it, he has said it makes him uncomfortable, and it’s wrong.

If you want to make fan art in “that sense” then don’t tag him or let it be known in any of the Markiplier tags. That content is purely for your enjoyment but it does NOT extend to Mark or the fans in real life; that stuff is to remain online and out of sight to anyone not interested. Mark is not a fantasy, he’s not a god, he’s not a toy. He’s a human being.

And this goes for all other YouTubers as well. They are people, not play things. This activity and behavior is harassment and is illegal. If it were being done to a female, tumblr would be all over that shit. It’s not about gender or lack thereof; it’s about common sense. Be mature and be courteous.

((URL’s redacted because harassment is not okay))

Stay strong and stay awesome,
-MarkiplierEssentials

What binding should NOT feel like

Okay so before I got my proper binder I had (stupidly) experimented with other methods of binding. At the time I thought they were fine because I didn’t know what a proper binder and safe binding felt like. So hears a list of things binding should NOT feel like:

- Tingling pains across the breasts

- Feeling like you need to breath really hard to push out the binder when exhaling

- Dull or severe constant or semi-constant ache in breasts 

-  Feeling out of breath more than normal

- Mild or severe nipple irritation 

- Back pain from the pressure of the binder

If you experience two or more of these while binding for less than 6 hours at a time, then it’s almost certainly too tight or not a safe method. (of course binding varies from person to person but this was my experience).