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anonymous asked:

Hi, Saori! I see you blog a lot about Sterek and I was wondering if you read fanfiction too? If yes, can you rec me some fics to read? If not, can you recommend a blog that you think recs good fics? I find your taste in Larry fics similar to mine and I was hoping you can do the same with Sterek as well. Thank you!

Oh boy, honestly I have no idea what to say, I’m just glad that not everybody’s fed up with my Sterek spams (probably a lot of people are but oh well) :D

First things first, you should check out @theofficialstereklibrary @wheredidhiseyebrowsgo @underappreciatedsterek @acountrygirlsfun @christinesficrecs @eternalsterekrecs and if you like Larry too then @nottooldforthisship recces  awesome stuff all the time, (her sterek fic rec tag is a blessing) (my fic rec page is kind of a mess, but you can find some there too)

As of my recs, I usually don’t do it cuz I’m always anxious I’ll rec something the other doesn’t like, but since you asked so nicely here are some of my faves:

The Undisclosed (109k) - For once the pack doesn’t panic when a new hunter arrives. The gleefully sadistic man has labelled himself a collector of all things rare in the supernatural world and wants one of the rarest creatures; a werefox. Content that the pack is safe, the wolves focus on why their human member is acting so strange, ignoring the fact that Stiles only started once learning who the man wanted…

I’ve read this like, how many times? Way too many to be healthy? Seems accurate. And I’m totally not re-reading it again, nope.

Baking My Way Into Your Heart (179k) - Derek is an uptight college student, all work and no play. His carefully scheduled life is thrown kilter when his regular barista is replaced with someone new.

This fic changed my life tbh.

As Luck Would Have It (I’m already smitten) (188k, WIP) - When Stiles meets his Dom for the first time, it’s nothing like the cutesy, lovey-dovey Subflicks he used to drag Scott to when they were thirteen. There’s no burst of sunshine when they collide, no sudden swell of violins when their eyes meet; only a really big dent in the front of his Jeep and a seriously pissed off Alpha glaring at him from the sidewalk.

When I see the e-mail I shut down and don’t even look up until I finished reading the update. It’s by far the most exciting fic I’ve read, and I read A LOT.

Do Not Go Gentle (108k, WIP) - Derek Hale, Beacon Hills Alpha, is thrown into a dark cell which already contains another captive.   Someone quite young.   Someone who’s clearly been badly treated.  Someone who cannot speak and who has a cruel collar around his neck.Derek is both a Dom and an Alpha.  What do you think he’ll do?

Same with this. Mondays can’t come fast enough. Dark, but worth it for me.

Home (160k, WIP) - January seventh. Seven days since the start of 2015, and seven days since his father’s death.The bastard, he thinks bitterly. The past year Derek Hale had made it blatantly obvious that he hated his scrawny guts, taking every given opportunity to shove him up against a wall, growl threats in his ears and roll his eyes whenever he stepped into the room, muttering some snide comment about how spastic or idiotic he was.So why did he fucking volunteer to take him in?

You can’t even imagine what this fic does to me. It’s everything.

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Weekly Voltron Fic Recs #25

Rules: You can find past weekly rec lists here, and non-list recs in my general fic rec tag. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them!

Happy quarter life to this ridiculous feature. I need to stop procastinating on these.

The Lion at the End of the Tunnel by Outworld
Words: 3,488
Author’s Summary: Pidge bites off more than she can chew in an act of grand space piracy gone wrong. Aboard a dying starship with few options, she’s starting to think this might be her last mistake until she discovers a certain idiot has done something very stupid.
My Comments: Tagged Lance/Pidge but reads platonic. This is a great action fic with perfect character voices. I love these two together so very, very much.

Truce by kyanve
Words: 42,709 (WIP 7/?)
Author’s Summary: “EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IN EVERYONE ELSE’S HEADHOLES!” - because that feels like one of a few things that needs exploring.The new team can be a perfectly good one, but the odds of finding any five people who don’t know each other THAT well who’ll be thrilled with being mentally linked to giant sapient mechanical god-beasts and each other is basically nonexistent. It’s a recipe for whacking heads into it, avoiding it, trying to pretend it’s not there, and generally making an already awkward train wreck of a situation more awkward and confusing.Keith as main PoV because I would go insane doing this from more than one PoV and it would turn into more of a novel than it’s already looking like it’ll be, and who better to explore “sudden unasked for mental links to other beings” than someone with abandonment issues and trust issues everywhere *and* a few good big secrets?This starts around beginning of canon and I have parts to clean up and post going all the way through Season 2; it’s weaving through almost entirely off-camera things and side events. Spoilers bloody everywhere.
My Comments: REALLY fun missing scene-type fic with a great Keith perspective. It’s FUN and it does a great job of fleshing everyone out, and there are some truly fantastic ideas. I’m really enjoying this one.

Little Lions by MidnightCreator
Words: 5,111 (WIP 3/6)
Author’s Summary: Lance has a very bad day and his only upside is the comfort from the Blue Lion. The Blue Lion knows her Pilot needs her so she takes steps to be as close as she can be to him. Her actions set off a chain reaction amongst the other Lions as they all step up to be there for their Pilots.
My Comments: SO CUTE. I love lions-as-actual-lions, and this is especially good because the lions just want to make their pilots feel better. So it’s tiny lion shenanigans and oodles of H/C. MY FAVE COMBO.

Masks by TiedyedTrickster
Words: 9,588
Author’s Summary: Everyone has a mask, one that tells the world what character you’re destined to play in life, that tells people who you are. Except Lance’s mask doesn’t match him at all, and it’s driving Keith nuts.
My Comments: This is SUCH a creative and original concept. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s so, so cool. Starts out Lance-centric, but there’s lots of other stuff in there too, like fantastic Shiro and Keith and also REBEL MATT. Check it out!

An Unexpected Hero by nerdiekatie
Words: 2,102
Author’s Summary: “You tapped my knife to a Roomba? Where did you even get a Roomba?” Keith starts to peel his knife from the Roomba while Pidge is speaking. “She’s an old cleaning droid I found- Keith, no!” Pidge lunges forward to stop him. Keith just lifts the Roomba above his head, watching Pidge try to jump high enough to get her. “She needs to be able to defend herself!”
My Comments: This fandom has only the HIGHEST quality crack.

our native land draws all of us by SerenePanic
Words: 1,037
Author’s Summary: Coran is many things: advisor, mechanic, historian.Once, he was a father.
My Comments: My heart hurts. I love Coran so much.

De-Stressing by The_Sickfic_Sideblog for pinstripedJackalope
Words: 1,642
Author’s Summary: Keith is very stressed out. Pidge knows how to handle this. Set relatively close after The Blade of Marmora.
My Comments: This is really sweet, and I love how cool and competent Pidge is while Keith is falling apart. She really knows how to get past his defenses, and it’s lovely to see.

Qualifications by The_Sickfic_Sideblog
Words: 1,340
Author’s Summary: Pidge gets dehydrated, and the effects bring up sour memories.
My Comments: I would say “protect her,” but I think her team has that well in hand.

Ice Ice (Baby) by shishiswordsman
Words: 12,707 (WIP 2/?)
Author’s Summary: The Blue Pilot’s shoes become too big for Lance to fill. Literally. (Yes, it’s a kidfic. Sue me.)
My Comments: LOVE. De-aged Lance is quite realistic, and there’s beautiful, amazing art for every chapter, too! I am STOKED for more.

Skirt, Dirt, Worth by ardett
Words: 6,354
Author’s Summary: Lance wants to see Pidge wear skirts and makeup. (But really he doesn’t.)
My Comments: This made me ache, but there’s a lot of loveliness and courage in here, too. Lance needs love and acceptance so much, and it takes some work, but his team is able to give him that.

It Takes a Village by Zemmiphobia
Words: 18,010
Author’s Summary: One decision by an injured soldier changes not only the fate of the universe, but the fate of her young son.
My Comments: Thace/Ulaz. I adore this characterization of the Blade, especially Ulaz as a scientist who is very smart and methodical, but also has almost too much heart and compassion. Baby Keith is perfect, and I was very satisfied with the ending, though I’m happy there are more stories in the series, too.

Lost in the Stars by WingedChickadee
Words: 3,440 (WIP 3/?)
Author’s Summary: They didn’t see him. They didn’t see the lion falling quickly towards the planet’s surface through the debris of broken Galra ships. They heard his shout of pain and shock, but not what happened. Six people all assumed he made it back to the castle, they didn’t notice the missing paladin. No one noticed. Not a batted eye or turn of a head.When the paladin wakes up, he is injured and alone. Now, he has to try and survive until he can find a way home.
My Comments: Oh no, LANCE. This is very well-written and scary, and I really need more.

lost & found by luoup (ravenic)
Words: 7,006
Author’s Summary: The wormhole has been rent apart by Haggar’s magic, and the Paladins are lost.
My Comments: Really lovely little fic. A well-done take on the post-season 1 scenario, with an excellent conclusion that made me happy-sigh.

Under Pressure, I Break by Emerald_Ashes
Words: 2,728
Author’s Summary: Lance was more hurt than he let on after their visit to the water planet where the wormhole spat them out. His injuries are aggravated further during their fight with Ulaz, and then the Robeast. When it finally becomes apparent just how injured he is, Hunk can only blame himself.
My Comments: Hance. I love love LOVE the focus on Hunk in this fic. Though Lance is the one physically hurt, Hunk is the one who needs to be loved and reassured. Lovely little fic.

Go the Fuck to Sleep by nerdiekatie
Words: 1,745
Author’s Summary: He’s glad the paladins only have a low-level telepathic connection. Shiro is one hundred percent sure that if he could everything Pidge is feeling, he would be on his ass. As it is, Shiro has the distinction impression that Pidge can see time and taste shapes right now.
My Comments: I take back what I said earlier. They really REALLY need to protect her. Mostly from herself.

You’re Our Sharpshooter by safety_dancer for spacekidwrites
Words: 1,302
Author’s Summary: My take on how Shiro reacts to hearing Lance call himself Voltron’s seventh wheel.
My Comments: Very sweet little fic. I want something like this to happen so bad.

Out of Phase by LittleWhiteTie
Words: 6,571 (WIP 2/4)
Author’s Summary: Shiro is lost, only able to contact the paladins during their dreams. He helps them through their nightmares when they need him the most, but it’s getting harder and harder to find them as he starts to lose track of what’s real and what’s imagined. He’s losing his grip on this reality, and his sense of self is beginning to fall apart. He’s going to need their help to get back before he disappears entirely.
My Comments: FANTASTIC Post-S2 concept, just amazing. GAH, it makes me hurt, but it’s so lovely. Really, really want some more.

Audio/Visual Quest by Dynared21
Words: 15,298
Author’s Summary: Pidge and Lance have journeyed to a mysterious planet in order to find the technical details to Zarkon’s fortress…as well as a TV that they can hook up their Gamestation to! But who owns the mysterious collection they run across, and will the pair be able to escape with their gains? Or will they end up the newest exhibits of this collector?
My Comments: Really fun, action-packed, episode-like fic. I’m super happy that S2 has seemed to encourage more fics with Pidge and Lance interacting. They’re such a fantastic combo.

Feeling Blue by spitfire00
Words: 2,962
Author’s Summary: Lance is feeling worthless. Pidge reminds him just how important he is.
My Comments: Have I mentioned lately how much I love Lance and Pidge? Anyway, I love the way she just shoves her way in there and refuses to leave. Lance needs a stubborn little sister to love him.

The Long Walk Home by nerdiekatie
Words: 5,488
Author’s Summary: What happens when you get your unexpected and unwanted period in space? What happens when your armor doesn’t have pockets for your inhaler? On a stealth mission, Pidge and Hunk are stranded and forced to walk to the Green Lion. They’re racing against time and their own bodies. Will they make it back?
My Comments: This fic is GRUELING, but I love seeing the two geniuses of Team Voltron being badass and strong despite their unique difficulties.

Weekend Guests by TheBeckster
Words: 6,906 (WIP 1/?)
Author’s Summary: Voltron had been too late. They hadn’t been able to stop the Galra this time. As the Paladins pick their way through a leveled city, they come across a group of survivors and find themselves way out of their element. Everyone except Lance, that is.
My Comments: Fantastic start! I love Lance with kids, and he’s particularly competent and wise and adorable here. The kids all feel like kids with their own personalities, which can be tricky. Waiting patiently for more. (Not that patiently.)

Big Stick Diplomacy by windscryer
Words: 3,496
Author’s Summary: Keith is bad at diplomacy, but he is trying. Pidge… not so much.
My Comments: Protective Pidge! Savage on Keith’s behalf! Everyone is extremely protective, too, but Pidge takes the cake. She will take you down if you even THINK about looking at her family funny, and Keith is her boy.

Previously Recced Fics That Updated:

Hold Up Half the Sky by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
This Is New by TheHomestuckWhovian
bombs and bullets by ashinan
Bromances in Space by ptw30
Handbook of Demonology by squirenonny for Pechat
Blue and Bruised by DizzyBunnies
Playing Catch-Up by 5557
Altar of Storms by VelkynKarma  (now complete, and incredibly satisfying)
Prison Bonds by GriffinRose (complete)
Someplace Like Home by squirenonny
Burning by CranberryBat
Here Stands a Man by awkwardCerberus
Love and Other Questions by squirenonny
Stardust, Silk and Steel by CalicoTomcat
So Here’s what You’re Not Going to Do by BreakTheDawn (now complete)
Stronger Than They Know (The Caretaker) by unfortunatelynormal
A Dream Away by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Chrono Story by Crowoxy (now complete)

Honestly? The type of fandom drama so prevalent on here is terrifying. There has always been fandom drama and there always will be, but the type on here is some of the nastiest I’ve ever seen. And it keeps getting worse as time goes on.

Everyone should, of course, be respectful towards each other. That’s just a given. But! At the end of the day, ultimately, you alone are responsible for what you are exposed to in fandom. If you find certain things triggering, please blacklist tags, ask people to tag things, and just avoid and block people if you do not like what they are doing.

Fandoms are for everyone, but if you are a minor that goes into a specific section marked as 18+, that was your choice and as a minor, and you have no authority over others in that space. You do not get to decide which kinks are Certified Good UWU™ and which are dirty and shouldn’t be allowed.

In any fandom, you, nor any other person gets to dictate that everyone adheres to what you personally decide it morally right. Especially when the fandom in question revolves around fiction.

You do not have to agree with what others are doing in a fandom. You do not have to do what others are doing. You are allowed to create your own safe space and include any others that may want to join, but you cannot force the entire fandom to obey the rules for your safe space and you cannot put others who have lawfully done nothing wrong in danger to establish your safe space.

Not everyone who disagrees with you is a bad person, an abuser, hates you, is ableist, racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, or a predator. There may be some people who are these, and by all means, if you have substantial evidence and their presence is directly harming you, report them! But for fuck’s sake, please stop just throwing these words around left and right. When you do this, you are distracting from the people who *actually* are these harmful things whenever you decide to just hunt down anyone and everyone you simply do not agree with.

The excessive doxxing, witch hunting, shit listing, and blatant harassment under the guise of social justice does more damage than good and makes fandoms incredibly toxic.

lottiesfilms  asked:

do you have any tips for starting/keeping a good studygram?

Hi, sorry for the late answer!

Well, I kind of do, or at least that’s what worked for me:

- be active - and when I say active, I mean active – from the beginning, post every day, maybe even several times a day, like other people’s posts regarding studying, write nice comments if you really like a post. After that, it’s okay to post every two or three days, sometimes even less, but you should sort of give people the reason to follow you from the start if you know what I mean? :D One warning though, don’t go down the “follow for follow” path and don’t beg people to promote you in their stories. That’s not nice, people don’t like it when you ask them for it. Also don’t like people’s posts just because you hope they’ll like yours back - be genuine!

- try to keep your feed coherent - use similar background color, the same filter or whatever – I personally adore it when people have nice looking feeds, and I believe others do too :’) try to be creative with yours so that people recognize your posts!

- stick to a theme - since you’re planning to make a studygram, your posts should be mainly about studying, planning, whatever. It’s okay if you throw a photo of something else here and there, but decide what your overall theme will be and stick to it (mine is for example journals, mainly my bullet journal, but I sometimes post my notes, movie journal, and desk space :))

- use hashtags - so that new people are able to find your posts! Try to tag your posts appropriately, if you post a pic of your notes, don’t tag it as #makeup, even though it’s a popular tag (it is, right? what do kids even do on instagram these days?! I feel old omg :’D)

- be nice to others, find friends - don’t be afraid to DM people :) answer their stories, compliment them, get involved in the community!

Well, that’s about all I have :) good luck with your studygram, hope this helped you at least a bit!

I try not to listen and focus on playing, but when people say that I have deals with other clubs it really annoys me. I’m happy in Madrid.
don’t let this destroy you|| old man logan

Originally posted by sirsusblack

Okay, so I’m about 70% better and I’m doing everything in my power to get out as many of these today as possible. I really hope you’re all still enjoying them, because I for one happen to love writing for Old Man Logan. 

** Masterlist: If you are ever in my masterlist and can’t find a fic I wrote, it’s probably because I took it off of there. I normally tag all of my fanfics under #Kayla Grace writes imagines so all of them should be under that tag!

This one was third place in my poll the other day, so here it is! I hope you all enjoy! Probably mostly angst.. Also Platonic. No romance here.

Key: 

y/p – your powers

Requested by Anon: Logan and Laura find the reader and find out she’s just like them and on the run as well, so they agree to take her in. One night Logan and the reader are talking about their past and the reader becomes emotional and says.. “If I was a success, then why do I feel like such a failure?”

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How to study/ revise for History!

This is an overview of 8 different methods of revision and studying for history assessments. (It can also be used for other humanities based subjects too.)
It is also a basic outline of revision/ study methods, however I shall make more posts on different assessment types and how I do them.

This is based on how I learn.  I(Feel free to change them to suit your needs!) If you have any questions, or I have missed a method, please feel free to message or ask me!


 1 – The Clock Method.

I can guarantee that next to nobody up until now has heard of this method before, mainly because I made this one up when I was 14 … It’s slightly unconventional and can only work for certain time periods, but this method works wonders for me (and I still use it at university too). I’m quite sad because no one uses this method, so please tell me if you like this or would (or do) use it!! :D

What you need: An analogue/ digital clock… Anything that tells the time. You may also want post-it notes to go around the clock, although I personally don’t do this.
When to use: As soon as you have learnt dates, the clock is your trigger.
Method:
1- Looking at the clock, tell the time.
2-If it reads, say, 19:15 try and recall all the events and dates for that year (that’s in your syllabus!). So, in 1915 the film ‘Birth of a Nation’ is released; and the British Women’s Institute is founded, etc. 3- Where possible, try and remember entire dates ie. In 1915 on the 1st January X happened…
4- If you have more than one event that you have to remember for that year try and recall all of them as quickly as possible when its ‘year’ comes up.
5- This method is more of a spot-check method. So, when you’re studying for other topics and go to tell the time, use it then. J
Advantages: Quick recall. If you keep this method up you’ll find that it’s easier to recall dates quicker, which can be good as the more precise you are in exams, the higher marks you tend to get. You also begin to do this automatically after a while, which I find very handy.
Disadvantages: Can only go up to years that end in ~~59.. However I tend to do a running commentary in my head of events after years ending in ~~59.

2 – Word Vomit
This method is more-or-less what is says on the tin.

What you need: Pen/ Pencils; Paper. (A timer if you want to test yourself)
When to use:
Before, during and after studying for a test/ exam/ assessment. Depending on how big your exam is, start 1 month – 1 week before exam(s) (or at the advice of your tutor).
Method:
1- With or without timing yourself write as much about the exam topic you are going to answer, and that you can remember. DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR NOTES WHEN DOING THIS!
2-If you have a big topic coming up ie. You’re looking at Russia from 1897-1945, look at things either chronologically so split things up into reasonable chunks, and write about it; or do it thematically. (Chunk things regarding how you’re meant to answer the exam/ assessment where possible.)
3-Try not to learn things thematically when you’re asked to respond to the question(s) chronologically and visa versa.
Advantages:
Ensures you can cover a lot of material. See your weak points before the exam as you have no notes in front of you when you do this, so you know where to put in extra effort.
Disadvantages:
Can be frustrating when you can’t remember something.

Word Vomit Part Two / Free Writing:
This method can also be used for assessments such as course work/ presentations too if you’re struggling to make a start. Just free write.
When to use: During and after the planning stages of writing a plan.
Method: Free write your ideas for your assessment and see where they take you, especially if the assessment is stubborn and you don’t know where to start. Write your ideas down and watch them take form into sentences.
Advantages: The assessment is finally getting written.
Disadvantages: Tends to need heavy editing.

3 – Time Lines

What you need: Paper (I tend to use A3); Pens (coloured); Pencils (coloured); Ruler; Post-its.
When to use:
Revision for test/ Order events for an assessment.
Method:
1- Draw a line across the middle of the paper. The end on the left-hand side is the earliest date of your assessment, the end on the right-hand side should have the latest date needed.
2- Chunk the line into time segments ie. days/ weeks/years/ decades/ centuries – whatever is the most suitable for your needs.
3- If you are a visual learner (like me!): Have 2+ coloured pens/ pencils and assign them a meaning.  For example: Dates relating to people = blue; events = red; legislation = green etc. Try not to have more than 10 colours.
4- Depending on the needs of your assessment, also have key quotes around the edge of the timeline. (This way you’re killing two birds with one stone)
5- If you want to, add pictures.  
Advantages:
You can get all the important dates/ time written down; other people can test you on it; looks pretty; able to put it on your wall/ door so you can see it.
Disadvantages:
Limited space.

4 – Posters

Okay, so with this one, I find that it tends to be up to the nature of the assessment on whether or not I use this method of revision or how I use it. I used them a lot when I did A-Level Law because it helped me learn the practical elements, whilst I use posters now for exams which include source analysis.

What you need: Pens/ pencils (coloured); paper (coloured or plain); ruler
When to use:
As revision for an assessment. These can either be an on-going project ie. If you’ve got 30 sources to learn for a source analysis so you do them as you learn about the sources; or before assessments.
Method:
1- Split subject matter into smaller quantities. I find this method best if done thematically, or if I have split my exam into the chunks in which I know it’s going to appear.
2- Find out all the important information for the test.
3- Fold or segment the piece of paper into reasonable parts for each section.
4- Assign meanings to your colours! Write the information for each section on the paper, use your notes.
5- Write out all the key terms and main points.
6- Try to be concise in your work, but I make one poster per theme / source.
6- Stick them on walls/ cupboards/ doors and test yourself.
Advantages:
Can be used to test yourself with; able to condense important information. If you write it for another person with limited knowledge on the topic, shows good ability in expressing information. They are great for when you have to apply work ie. For Law, or source analysis.
Disadvantages:
Upsetting when you run out of space (just stick another piece of paper next to it), or when you try to draw and can’t…

5- Brain Storming/ Mind Maps

Brain Storms/ Mind Maps are so useful. I use these for both revision and for assessments and find them super helpful for organising paragraphs for coursework.

I tend to do one mind map per exam topic, or one mind map for one essay, but this is up to you.
When I use mind maps for I only have one colour for all dates/ people/ events etc. whilst my friend gives the centre one colour, the first branch a second colour, the second branch another colour etc.

If you prefer lists over brain storming, write the list. It’s the same concept but a different layout.

What you need: Pens/ Pencils; Paper
When to use:
Start of writing an assessment; studying for an exam.
Method:
(You should already have the resources at this point, this is a way to organise your essay plan or research, unless you’re making it whilst doing research)
1- Write the essay question/ subject topic into the middle of the paper and draw a bubble/ box around it.
2- Decide how many branches you need from the mind map, and how much weight they all need. You can either write these subheadings down on a separate piece of paper and write them in when you come to the next point, or give each point an educated guess as to how much room you’ll need. 3- Don’t forget the introduction/ conclusion.
4- Go round filling each branch of the brainstorm – include people of note/ events/ important years/ important works etc.
5- You can also use this as a form of revision too, if you’re using it for essay plans for an exam. Write the question or subject topic in the middle, and then fill out the mind map without looking at your notes.
Advantages: Able to organise thoughts; can get in lots of information; add information;
Disadvantages:
If revising with other people, they may not understand it; can’t incorporate large chunks of text.

6 – Flash Cards

These are one of my favourite forms of revision, because they can fit anywhere and they’re handy for commuting to university.
Like mind maps I associate 1 colour per topic/ subject. I keep my colour codes across all revision pieces.

What you need: Flash cards (If you don’t want to buy them/ can’t afford them fold a piece of A4 into 4 and then cut on the folds); pens/ pencils; highlighters; rubber bands (or hair bobbles); treasury tags and a hole puncher (optional). Depending on how you learn best, have different coloured flash cards so you can make better associations.
When to use:
Between 1-2 months – 1 week before the exam (I say 2 months because I find flash cards exhausting and time consuming to make…)
Method:
1- Admire beauty of flash cards.
1- Go through your notes and find suitable headings for the flash cards, and mark which notes should go onto what card.
2- Write notes onto flash cards – use your colour for key points/ dates/ people etc.
3- Test yourself, or get others to test with you.
4- Whilst you’re making your flash cards label them. They will get dropped and you’ll forget what order they go in.. I tend to order mine in the top right corner. The number is what order number the card is, and the letter is the subject. So my first flash card on topic one is ordered 1A, so my 10th card on my 6th exam topic would be 10F.
5- Restart the numbering for each exam; or module. (This one is up to you).
6- If you have more than 26 modules/topics swap the ‘1’ and the ‘A’ round.

- How to use as revision
7- You can self-test or give it to someone to ask you about the material on the card. I find it easier to study with my course friends as they phrase questions about the material a lot better than people who aren’t on the course.

8- You can also use flash cards for essay plans – aim for one flash card for one paragraph.
Advantages:
Organised notes; portable; effective when used.
Disadvantages:
Can cost lots of money; notes may only make sense to you. (I tend to write in abbreviations, or put it information that wasn’t taught)

7- Mock Tests

I have changed how I use mock tests over the years. And this is good. Depending on your level depends on how you use them. I have found that questions at university are easier because they’re not trick questions and as long as we bridge the introduction right we can talk about whatever we want (within reason), so I only use mock exams as elaborate essay plans.

Mock exams are best used AFTER or DURING doing other forms of revision. Do not do it before hand because you won’t get very far, unless it’s a multi-choice question… Then I hate you (kidding) because there should be more of those on this side of education…

What you need: Pens/ Pencils; Paper; Mock papers (and answer booklet/ criteria). (Depending on what level, a nice teacher who will mark your mock papers and give constructive criticism)
When to use:
At university, I tend to use these a week before the exam (because that’s when I start to heavily focus on exams). When I did my GCSE’s and A-Level my teachers did mock exams throughout the year, but I focused on mock exams a month before the actual exam.
Method:
1- For your first early mock exams, give yourself extra time and have your notes (or at least an essay plan) For your extra time – if it’s 30 minutes, give yourself 40-45 to complete. If it’s a 45 minute question, give yourself 60 minutes. Then decrease the time as you do more essays.
2- Once you’re feeling confident, take away your notes/ essay plans/ aids (unless you’re allowed them in the exam), and do a couple of mocks.
3- Take 5-10 minutes planning. Even if you don’t get to the end of the exam, if the marker can see your essay plan they may be more lenient. It also saves you repeating yourself when you’re writing, which may detract points.

4- If you don’t want to write out essay after essay, write detailed essay plans on the question, using the same timing method. Start with your notes, so you have a ‘perfect’ essay; then take away your notes and write the essay plan.
Advantages: You know your weak points; you know what you’re facing when you enter the exam; you also have a rough idea about how much you can write in the time period given.
Disadvantages:
Time consuming;

8- With friends/ family/ your plant or pillow or pet
I think that this method is great when you know some / most of the topic material as you can see exactly where your strong and weak points are. 

What you need: Notes on your topic; a person to speak to; sweets
When to use:
1 week before the exam
Method:
1- Find someone to talk to.
2- Give them your revision/ study materials.
3- Get them to question you on all the material you’ve written.
4- If you get a question right, have a sweetie.
5- I’ve found that this method works best with people doing the same exam as you as you can discuss things in more depth.

6- With someone or something that can’t speak.
7- Have your material with you
8- Write a brief prompt – what are you going to discuss?
9- Explain and teach them/ it what’s on the exam.
10- Look at notes if you get stuck.
Advantages: Teaching other people your material is one of the best ways to learn and retain information.

Disadvantages: Can get very frustrating with people who just read the information when you don’t know an answer rather than prompting you.

anonymous asked:

okay, I wanted to ask you cuz i'm not super into Zelda and all, but I like sidlink-- I've been seeing lots of people saying that Sidon finding link in the gerudo outfit attractive is transphobic and I just want to know why people are saying that all of a sudden? I'm just really confused. all I know about that outfit is he uses it to get into a city of women or something?? I'm confused.

I’ve seen these people complaining in the tags about how its apparently racist and promoting hertonormativity, which brought up the issue that by thinking it promotes heteronormativity; you’re assuming Link couldn’t possibly be a trans girl. 

I’m not personally offended by it but I’m also not a trans girl so my opinion on what should and should not offend them is of little importance. I think people just find any reason to bitch now a days, clothes are clothes, why do we need to police what other people dress their flesh prison in? Not to mention it’s fiction, who gives a shit who likes it, I don’t think someone’s kinks are anyone else’s business; you do you.

Not sure how racism ties into this considering they’re a fictional race, but the amount of reaching I’ve seen in posts people have made trying to say this is problematic was hilarious.

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Anonymous Asks Answered

Part 2

All answers under the Read More!   A few of the anonymous asks have been answered separately on their own.  If you missed them, just search the tag “asks” or “replies” on this blog and you should be able to find them.  

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Okay since I’ve seen a lot of potentially triggering or harmful posts for epileptic people in the epilepsy tag and I’m going to ask my followers this : if you’re going to tag something for epilepsy , please for the love of GOD don’t put it in the epilepsy tag. We often go through that tag to look for relevant posts, material or simply to find someone to talk to who shares the same problems. This tag should be a safe place for people with epilepsy , but it’s actually filled with harmful and triggering posts.

You can use other tags like “epilepsy warning” or “ epilepsy tw” or something of that sort, but pls don’t use the main one.

Thank you so much  ❤ 

Your epileptic fren - Angie 

ensom-heks-deactivated20170316  asked:

Dear Fjorn, I don't know if you have some information about witchcraft but do you have a prayer to the Gods for cleansing a room? if so I'm thrilled to hear about that. Sincerely, Ensome heks

Velkominn (eða velkomin), vinur,
(Welcome, friend,)

I see that you are a wanderer like me, perhaps, because you are a newcomer in a complex world with much to explore. I am by no means familiar with Wiccan ways, so I am not a preferable source to ask when it comes to spiritual concerns. Though, I never turn away a guest, and so I will at least bring you into my hall and offer you a gift of knowledge.

I want to begin with mentioning that I am far better as an academic than as a spiritual guide. That being said, I hope to not mislead you with any of the information I provide below. Others will surly chime in if I have said something terribly misleading, though, since plenty of people knowledgable in this subject tend to at least track the tags that I have used. Still, I believe you should always do what you personally find suitable and comfortable. History provides a basis to work from, but don’t let it bind you down. 


I do not have an exact prayer, unfortunately. Though, I don’t see why you couldn’t be a bit creative on making one yourself, perhaps. From my knowledge on the subject, or at least the advice that I can offer from my perspective (Norse), I would recommend speaking to spirits rather than to gods. Although there are a few gods that could help you with certain aspects of a ritual I know of, such as (but not limited to) Óðinn or Freyja, spirits tend to be the ones that more directly govern regional or local matters. Below is a list of relevant terms and mythological figures that could be of use to you:

  • Vættur (Nature Spirit):
    • This includes a wide variety of spirit types, such as the álfar (elves) and landvættir (land nature spirits). The latter, for example, were very important, and the people of the country depended on them for welfare and support (Hreisson, 413).
  • Dísir (Disir):
    • These are high-ranking females guardian spirits that “watched over farms, families, and occasionally individuals” (Hreinsson, 407). They are like minor, local deities. A sacrifice is made to them every year during Veturnætur (mid-October).
  • Fylgja (Fetch):
    • These are similar to the Dísir, but are personal spirits “which were closely attached to families and individuals, and often symbolized the fate that people were born with” (Hreisson, 408). Once they appear to an individual, it usually means certain doom. They also can often appear in various forms, such as animals.
  • Draugar, Afturgöngur, Haugbúar (Ghosts/Spirits):
    • Although ghostly, these were considered corporeal, meaning they had physical bodies and could thus integrate physically with the world. This is what fueled the traditions of equipping a dead body with grave goods, for the body would live again and need those items. Various measures were taken to make sure these spirits were kept happy so that they would not do any harm to the living (Hreinsson, 409).
  • Seiður (Magic Rite):
    • The exact nature of this is obscure, but we know that it had two main purposes: to influence people or the elements, or to find out about the future. It was also mostly practiced by women, though men, including Óðinn, did as well (but it would have been considered ‘effeminate’) (Hreinsson, 412).
  • Seiðmaður (Magician):
    • Literally means “a man who practices seiður” (Hreinsson, 413). Of course, the word maður does not only apply to men.
  • Völva (Seeress):
    • These were essentially the female equivalents of seiðmaður, although it should be the other way around, since seiður (the activity) was originally a female one. These women typically gained knowledge of the future and could gather information from sitting outside through the night on graves, crossroads, or other powerful natural sites (Hreisson, 415).

You can find a bit more information from the following post, but it is not nearly as cohesive as it needs to be. Still, I shall be updating that post over time, so keep your eye out.

Víkingabók Database Project: A Short Jól-and-Related Reading List.


Now that you know what all of that is, I want to bring up an example of a seiður that I know of, which is from chapter 4 of Eiríks saga rauða (Erik the Red’s Saga). Although we do not know much about this particular practice, this should give you a basis to work off of, because I do not see any reason to restrict your personal, spiritual practices to some historical code or standard (because this is but a sliver of a complex reality that we hardly have any resources for). (Any […] just means I skipped a few sentences):

In the district there lived a woman name Thorbjorg, a völva who was called the “little prophetess.” She was one of ten sisters, all of whom had the gift of prophecy, and was the only one pf them still alive.

[…]

When she arrived one evening, along with the man who had been sent to fetch her, she was wearing a black mantle with a strap, which was adorned with precious stones right down to the hem. About her neck she wore a string of glass beads and on her head a hood of black lambskin lined with white catkin. She bore a staff with a knob at the top, adorned with brass set with stones on top. About her she had a linked charm belt with a large purse. In it she kept the chairs which she needed for he predictions. She wore calfskin boots lined with fur with long, sturdy laces and large pewter knobs on the ends. On her hands she wore gloves of catkin, white and line with fur.

When she entered, everyone was supposed to offer her respectful greetings, and she responded according to how the person appealed to her.

[…]

Late the following day she was provided with the things she required to carry out her seiður. She asked for a woman who knew the chants required for carrying out seiður, which are called varðlokkur (ward songs). But such women were not to be found. Then the people of the household were asked if there was anyone with such knowledge.

Gudrid answered, “I have neither magical powers nor the gift of prophecy, but in Iceland my foster-mother Halides taught me chants she called varðlokkur.”

[…]

Thorkel then urged Gudrid, who said she would do as he wished. The women formed a warding ring around the platform raised for sorcery, with Thorbjorg perched atop it. Gudrid spoke the chant so well and so beautifully that people there said they had never heard anyone recite in a fairer voice.

The völva thanked her for her chant. She said many spirits had been attracted who thought the chant fair to hear – “though earlier they wished to turn their backs on us and refused to do our bidding. Many things are now clear to me which were earlier concealed from both me and others.” (2.)


I have given you the information that I know, which, I am sad to say, is not very much in this case. I have merely provided you some raw material, but it is up to you, and perhaps to those who see this and reach out to you, to bring it all together in a way that is appropriate for your needs. Once more, I dod not think you need to bind yourself too this information, rather you can choose to use it as a base for construction your own rituals. I do hope that I have done a fair job at passing on some advice, and I truly hope that I have not presented any material that would mislead you (or worse, misrepresent any of the things mentioned above).

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck on the rest of your wandering, my friend. I am sure that you will find your way to a hall you may call home eventually, perhaps after a few more stops and with the advice of a few more gracious hosts.

Vera vitur og reika langt.
(Be wise and wander far.)


FOOTNOTES:

1. Viðar Hreinsson, Robert Cook, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, and Bernard Scudder ed., The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, vol. 5. (Reykjavík: Leifur Eiríksson Publishing, 1997), 407-417.

2. Keneva Kunz trans., Eiríks saga rauða, in The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, vol. 1., Viðar Hreinsson, Robert Cook, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, and Bernard Scudder ed. (Reykjavík: Leifur Eiríksson Publishing, 1997), 5-6. You can also read this saga for free on the Icelandic Saga Database.

i’m not saying that bts is the token queer band in kpop but I will say that jungkook and rapmon did a cover where neither of them changed the original words so they ended up singing “know you love me boy so that i love you” and suga had an interview where he basically said gender doesn’t matter for his ideal type and while i won’t say that they themselves are queer i will say that as a queer person my gaydar is awfully interested in what they have to say since they’re at least on the verge of acknowledging that some people are queer unlike a lot of other boy bands rn

Calling All Crobby Shippers

Psst, you! No, not you, the other one! My girlfriend and I are attempting to find fellow Crobby shippers, so reblog this if you ship it!

It’s our OTP and we want people to hook us up with good shit. We’ll hook you up as well! Who’s in?!

Cut & Run Masterpost.

Yo people. I tried to… do something ? It feels like more people have been asking for other persons blogging about c&r lately and my rise in followers might be more new people finding about this tumblr than new people starting the series but I thought this could be usefull anyway ? This has been mostly done going through my tags and obviously there are a lot of writers and artists I don’t know and you have to add my lame memory to the mix so obviously I don’t feel satisfied and this thing has to be completed (so feel free to add stuff/names).


→ from abiroux

→ usefull stuff :

→ meta :

malady579 is probably my reference when I think about meta on this fandom but you can read really good stuff from other people and I’ll quote amirosebooks, writingabeautifuldisasteryouredirtykels.

→ people who write fics and headcanons :

→ people who do fanart and graphics :

→ also to check :

anonymous asked:

Every day I find another artist who has deleted all of their elsanna art. Going to the source to see what kind of tags they added and discovering that they've deleted it is so disheartening :( Why does this happen

I understand how you feel, anon. It can make me deeply sad as well. Nonetheless, we must respect the artists’ decisions. Their art is their own and they should be able to do what they wish with it. 

Perhaps they wish to move forward to other fandoms and feel uncomfortable about keeping their Elsanna art on their blog. People, after all, can be very judgmental – and it would be so painful to get hate or have someone pull up their art as something to hold over them. 

Perhaps some of them simply have changes of heart about the ship. They have every right to do that. Still, I hope they are not consumed with guilt over shipping it. They have done nothing wrong – and as I have said before, guilt is a terrible thing to bear, especially over a ship.

To you, anon, I say this: Do not lose heart. Our ship is still beautiful, and while the shippers have grown fewer, there are still many lovely people involved in the ship and ready to make new content when the inspiration strikes them. Elsanna Week is soon. Rest assured, we shall see a beautiful burst of creativity!   

This is a day overdue, but I wanted to find the best way that I could word this.
I could just leave the issue where it stood, but I want to apologize before I continue on.

I’m sorry for not putting a link to the art that inspired the piece in the actual caption. I really should have so that more people would see the original, rather than putting it in the tags.
I see the error now, and this issue won’t happen again.

The White Feminist’s Guide To Getting Away With Racism

The now-notorious 16k word meta by Franzeska is typical of white feminists who try to control fandom conversations so that they can continue being racist without detection or judgment.

Their job used to be easier, when there were fewer characters of color who threatened white dominance, and fewer fandoms with a large presence from WoC. But these days it’s a different story.

“lovin this new fandom era of white women scared of the savage brown people who wont let them jerk off to racism“ (@irisvwest)

Franzeska and her kind have learned by now that they’ll be called on overt racism, so they’ve worked at disguising it. In just the past week I’ve found many such cases through users featured on @fandomshatepeopleofcolor. Their tactics are poisonous, but harder to recognize if you’re in a whiter fandom where they’re not pointed out regularly. So this is a guide to their bag of tricks.

“My best friend is black!!!”

Franzeska: “No doubt, a certain number of people are going to be hatereading this essay. Just for you, I have calculated that about 20% of my fic and 30% of my vids are about POC. You can go calculate your numbers and feel smug. Or not. I’m betting not.“

When @ywhiterain was called out for her racist response to the erasure of Daisy Johnson as a WoC superhero on TV, she replied:

She feigns ignorance, then goes on a self-congratulatory tangent about Bonnie Bennett (a Black woman) in The Vampire Diaries, and ends with a cowardly evasion.

“RaCIsT??? ME????? How dare you, I have been a CRUSADER on behalf of PoC!!!”

“For people like you, it’s all about offsetting the blame.” (@stitchmediamix)

“If you make a mistake and do something unintentionally racist then the people you’ve hurt should be your concern. Not your pride or image of yourself as “Not Racist.“ (@jawnbaeyega)

Using people of color as a shieldis itself a racist act. When a white fangirl pats herself on the back and shows off how awesome and Not Racist she is for loving a character of color, it tells me how little she values that character. It tells me she only “loves” them because they prop her white faves, that she sees us as interchangeable chips that she can cash in to absolve herself of racism.

Not to mention, white fandom accepts some characters but not others depending on how threatening each is to whiteness. Googling “Bonnie + misogyny” and “Bonnie + white” on @ywhiterain‘s blog shows that she has a tag called “u wish u had elena’s golden vagina” that she created to mock Bonnie fans for using the phrase “golden vagina” because they were “complaining” and “bitter” and she had decided to “laugh and chuckle” and “enjoy their pain.” (If you’re thinking of butting in to talk about how “golden vagina” is misogynistic then you need to educate yourself on intersectionality. Black women are sacrificed to elevate white femininity all the time, this is an entirely different case from men or white women using “vagina” as a slur.)

In the last post under that tag she says“I do not think Damon/Bonnie becoming canon will amount to erasing Elena and I never have implied such a thing” even though the person she was replying to didn’t even accuse her of that. What’s the word for when someone gets defensive against a nonexistent accusation because deep down they know it’s true and they’re afraid the other person has seen through them?

These white fangirls are all about white supremacy. They love characters of color when they’re confident that a show will be racist enough to keep the PoC propping the white characters, and would throw us under the bus in a second if they felt threatened by us. They want to go back to a time when shows and fandoms made it easier to hide and enjoy their racism. (I guess @ywhiterain can “ship” Damon/Bonnie now because she’s no longer worried about it threatening her fave white girl? I hope the show makes her worry again.)

They’re the ones who were quietly happy when Iris was being sidelined, but are suddenly worried about her being “a prop” and “reduced to a love interest” now that she’s front and center. The ones who changed their opinion of T’Challa from negative to positive because he helped Bucky, and now want his story to revolve around Bucky. The ones who erase Melinda May. The ones who are threatened by Daisy Johnson being at the center of AoS. The ones who headcanon Claire Temple and Sam Wilson as caretakers for the white characters. The Clexa shippers who appropriated the PoC in the cast for their agenda when they didn’t give a damn about them before Lexa was killed off. The Snowbarry shippers who say, “If we’re so racist, why do we like Joe and Cisco?” The Clarke fangirls whotalk about how great Raven is and how much they love her, while keeping her propping Clarke. The Karedevil shippers who say they don’t ship Claire with Matt because it’s better for Claire.

It’s funny that white women accuse us of generalizing about them, when they prove through their actions that if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. Franzeska and @ywhiterain show that you can pick any random white feminist and she’ll be working from the same handbook as the rest.

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You May Not.

So there has been a lot of BS going on in these tags lately, and i just want to address the people who have taken it upon them selves to “crusade” against fictional ships.

Firstly, as someone who has been sexually abused as a child at numerous points by different people let me say this; You do not have the right to speak for me. You don’t. For you to come into these tags and say things like “omg you people are such trash, think of how Child sex abuse survivors feel! why would you support pedophilia?! you are disgusting, go blah blah blah.” 

Now maybe some of you are survivors, I don’t know, and I don’t care when you take it upon yourself to speak for everyone. You should be speaking for yourself alone. 

 You are not doing this for the good of others, you are doing it for the good of YOURSELVES. So don’t pretend that you’re really out doing this for anyone other then you. 

Frankly I find your behavior to be patronizing in the same way that i find
Trigger Warnings and Safe spaces to be patronizing, useless and insulting. I mean its basically saying you are not mature and in control enough of yourself to handle adverse stimulation, so you have to be coddled like a child lest you crumble under the pressure.

Its hilarious to be me that these people are going around Crying about Abuse, pedophilia and Homophobia while they attempt to bully and shame people into capitulating to their desires. When you sink so low as to use tactics like that you’re really not much better then the things you are crusading against. You’ve lowered yourself. 

You don’t get to be the Thought Police. There is no room for your Facism on the internet–this should be the freest forum that we as human beings have. If people want to WRITE or DRAW incest/rape/pedophilia or depict abusive relationships, then be glad they are only putting it on metaphorical PAPER and not actually doing it.

If those things help them work through whatever it is that’s going on or has gone on in their lives LET THEM DO IT. Its fiction, its not real. No actual people are being harmed and that’s whats important. 

You are absolutely free to have your opinion–just as they are free to have theirs, and express it but the way that you are conducting yourselves is unacceptable. I mean do you think that if you go around calling people Disgusting Trash, you’re somehow going to win them over and see the light of how wrong they are?

I have news for you; It won’t.

Even your arguments for why some of these ships are wrong is problematic. 

“Pearl’s a lesbian, Pewey is wrong stop trying to erase Lesbians!” Pearl does not have a gender, she’s a space gem. Every Gem thus far has chosen a Female form but that does not make them Female. If she’s not a Female in love with a Female, it does not make her a lesbian. If anything you could Argue she was a Rosian…but not everyone only has one love for all eternity. 

( I’m not very into SU, but I watch enough to have common sense :| )

“Mabill/Billdip and Sebaciel are pedophiliaaaaaa/abusive!!” 

Mmm…do you know the life cycle of a demon? when are they considered “mature” and “immature” When do they become “adults” or what age being a Child is in Demon years? Also, They’re demons and frankly the more depraved and disgusting something is the more likely they are to like and indulge in it. that’s the nature of the beast at the end of the day. So its pretty in character.

Also, SOME people are into the abuse aspect of those relationships. I do not ship Sebaciel because of their actual dynamic in source material, but lots of people have their headcanons where Sebastian isn’t evil hell-spawn intent on a meal and nothing more. 

Just like lots of people have their Headcanons where Bill turns out to not be so bad. Lots of people age up these characters, or platonically ship them as buds and you just throw out blanket statements like a bunch of asshats. 

I personally do not approve of Incest, but I am not going to go in their tags and raise hell about it, because I am a MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, DECENT, human being who does not go out of my way to expose myself to things I dislike in an effort to ruin it for other people.

That in itself is a symptom of out current society. We’re no longer content with “to each their own.” We now have the need to force people to capitulate to our desires/world view and if they don’t we shame them, insult them and demonize them, and I’m not playing that game.

Now that I have addressed the haters, let me address Everyone else…

Do not let people like them ruin the things that bring you joy. When you allow them to do that, you’ve let them win, and when you let them win they think what they do is acceptable and they will escalate their childish behavior because its already proven to be effective.

What you should do, is create more, draw more, write more, talk more. Show them that they are insignificant in the long run and that their behavior is only detrimental to themselves in the end.

If it hurts you when they throw their callous words out and call you Trash or whatever Vitriol they start spewing out—as someone who was molested in the past, as someone who was bullied in high-school to the point I was going to take my own life let me give you the epiphany that washed over me not long ago;

” You cannot change what happened, you can’t stop them from saying what they will say, but you CAN control how it affects YOU today, and tomorrow and ever after.”

The world, Internet included is a rough place. People are mean, cruel and often self absorbed. but there are two choices before all of us. 1. curl in a ball and feel miserable. 2. put on some armor and go about your life tougher, and infinitely happier because Bullshit no longer phases you.


Tl;DR: Just because you do not like or approve of something does not give you the right to terrorize people who do. If they are not physically hurting others, leave them alone. Far better to write about it then actually do it.








Like I probably should have expanded those tags into a post, bc i have a lot more thoughts. like i dont find asking people’s pronouns in a friend group where you have a solid idea that everyone there is safe, a bad thing at all. It depends on the context and the situation and the people.

But also you can find out stranger’s pronouns by just, listening to how other people in the same public/workplace situation refer to someone.. that should give you a good idea without putting someone on the spot infront of a bunch of people that for all you know they’ve deemed unsafe. 

I totally get that for some people, it really would not be an issue. But think about people who are closeted, stealth, questioning, unsure, etc. A gesture meant to be polite, could very well be detrimental. 

Edit. so someone pointed out using gender neutral pronouns can trigger dysphoria with some people. and that’s super important to consider. and also that this topic is really complex and nuanced, there’s really no one cut and dry solution. bc in a perfect world, asking people for their pronouns up front wouldn’t be a detriment. and the end game really is that, and that people don’t assume gender, they ask first. which i agree with. 

and I was talking about this in regards to my own personal gut feelings and views, which I dont think are necessarily wrong, but also, it’s A LOT more complicated then the thought i first put into it, and it deserves a much more thoughtful post. bc there’s not one simply blanket solution..

but i also agree that normalizing the use of different pronouns and asking everyone in an environment so that everyone knows that question is standard and no one is singled out, seems like a solid idea