signal boost request

Trying to leave an abusive household.

I’m in my 20s. I’m a qPOC with two health issues & mental health issues. (If you msg me I can give more details &/or my personal blog) I suffer from severe GAD, depression, & C-PTSD, which occurs as a result of repeated traumatic events. The trauma has left me with chronic pain, which exacerbates my other health issues.
I’ve been abused since I can remember by both parents, and my older sibling. Emotionally & physically. I’ve been locked in rooms, locked out of the house at night, denied food, denied basic privacy. I’ve had my money stolen & my property destroyed. I’ve been kicked around, stepped on, beaten, addressed as a “servant.”
They try to control everything, including when & what I eat, what I buy with my own earned money, when I shower..

*I have been desperately saving up, so maybe someday I can leave this wretched place. I am searching for a job (I tutor very occasionally for now), but being ill, mentally ill, and around family who doesn’t want me job hunting & gives me no space all has an adverse effect.*

Send me requests please? (I have PayPal)
✨I’m a writer; will thoroughly edit essays ($ varies)
✨Simple art commissions ($5 or less) 
✨$1 sigils (7 for $5)
✨ Emoji spells ($1)
✨ dream interpretations ($ varies) 
✨ pendulum readings ($2)
✨ tarot readings ($ varies by spread)
✨ I have plenty of sea shells, sea glass, sea Quartz, sea sand (abundant in Quartz), and a TON of rosemary, for any witches in need!!! (I live in America just FYI)

🔮Willing to negotiate! Message me :)
💎I’ll do sigil & emoji spell requests for free if ya can’t pay!
🕯PLEASE boost this if you can!🕯

PSA for Requesters

I take pride in my work. I love making my art and I love making that art for other people.

But there have been some people who have just REALLY ticked me off.

I will not call anyone out on this, but if you think this post is about you, it probably is.

1. Reblog the art you request. Likes are just the *seen* notification. It’s depressing.

2. DON’T BEFRIEND SOMEONE SO THEY CAN GIVE YOU ART

3. Giving away other people’s art as gifts, even if the piece was made for you specifically, is stealing and it’s wrong.

4. Some artists are stuck in an awkward phase where the only people who are giving them the attention they need for their work are the slave drivers like the ones mentioned above and they can’t say “no” to them because without their requests, they may never get noticed in the art world as a professional artist who gets an income of some sort.

I know I’ll be stepping on some toes with this post, but I have had enough. This is MY ART and what you are asking of me is UNFAIR. If you don’t like it just remember that I am not an art producing machine in your computer. I am a human being who has a life and would like to pay the bills.

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN ONCE AGAIN!

Rules and Guidelines

  • No R18, gore and commission requests with offensive content please!
  • If I feel like my skills aren’t enough for your request, then I have the right to refuse.
  • I will upload a lower res and watermarked version of your commission on this blog unless requested otherwise.

Payment

  • Paypal only please and in USD as well!
  • I will send you the sketch through e-mail and once approved, please send the payment over.
  • I will not continue said sketch if payment has not been received.
  • Please do not pay me upfront because it gets really messy when I cannot commit and you have already paid!
  • Please select “goods and services” and choose “no shipping necessary”, otherwise paypal will expect me to send you something!

ORDERING & PAYPAL E-MAIL

Please send me an e-mail at kjvdeguzman[at]gmail.com with the following information filled up:

Name/tumblr url:

Commission Type:

Character Name(s):

References:

Additional Details (eye color, pose, personality, expression etc.):

If you have inquiries, please do not hesitate to leave a message via tumblr chat or at my e-mail!

You can check out my commissions/trade tag for samples of finished commissions!

Calling beta readers!

Hi all!  

I’m looking for beta readers for Misshapen, my adult literary fiction novel set in 1880s Scotland. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate anyone who wants to help!

The pitch

A decade before Oscar Wilde opens up about his homosexuality only to be tried for gross indecency and imprisoned for two years with hard labour, Scottish teenager Gill Macduff discovers he’s gay.

Already hopelessly alone at his small-town school and on the family farm he’s expected to inherit, the last thing Gill needs is more reason to collapse into himself. Every time he finds a friend or mentor he admires, they slip through his fingers. And, when someone reaches out to him, he pushes them away. It’s a bad habit, being a threat to himself.

If you had asked Gill, last year, how he’d feel if his father found him a scholarship to attend an elite, all-boys private school in Edinburgh, he would have jumped at the chance. Now, he isn’t so sure that boarding at Glenallen Academy, away from home and at the mercy of two-hundred rich, cut-throat—and, if you ask Gill, handsome—boys, is his path to happiness.

On the surface, Gill’s life is as wholesome as an episode of “Little House on the Prairie.” Beneath that, it’s as gritty as a Carson McCullers novel. In 99,000 words, I look into a forgotten piece of history: that of the gay people who never come out because they were born in the wrong time. They molded themselves to fit in so well that we easily forget how many stories went untold.

Who am I looking for?

Anyone who wants to read this is WELCOME, but specifically: historical and literary fiction readersnerds and outsiders, and gay male readers (for accuracy). These are the kinds of people who would enjoy my story.

There are a couple of sex scenes, but they aren’t too explicit. You may not want to read it if you are uncomfortable with reading sex. There is one instance of sexual harassment, and several instances of corporal punishment (all but one are not graphic).

Readers aren’t expected to provide line edits. I will have broader questions about the content at the end of each chapter for you to answer. If I have questions about your feedback, we can email or Skype chat to clarify. 

I would like betas to read 2 chapters (7,500 words, on average) a week, but if you can read only 1 chapter per week, we can work that out. If you can read more than 2 chapters, please do.

Please message me on Tumblr with your email address if you’re interested. I will send you a couple of questions about yourself and the first chapter as a taste. If you like it, I will send you 1 chapter at a time from then on. When you are done a chapter, email me the answers to the feedback questions, and I‘ll send you the next chapter. 

If, at any point, you don’t want to continue reading, I won’t be offended. If it’s for a reason you’re comfortable sharing, please let me know so I can improve my novel, but you aren’t obligated to tell me anything.

Signal Boost For More Followers

I could use a couple more people to follow me to talk about these topics:

- Heathers/Heathers the Musical

- Roald Dahl (in general is fine, but I would also like fellow fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The BFG, Revolting Rhymes, etc.)

- Danganronpa

- A Series of Unfortunate Events

- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (bonus points if you’re familiar with it’s previous adaptation and the source material, Kind Hearts and Coronets and Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal, respectively)

- Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler

- Disney

- American McGee’s Alice/Alice: Madness Returns

- The Wizard of Oz/Land of Oz books (I’ve been trying to get int the series beyond just the movies)

- Miraculous Ladybug

- South Park

- Dragon Ball/Z/Super

- Rick and Morty

- Star vs the Forces of Evil

- Fairy Tales and Folklore

- My Hero Academia

- The Legend of Zelda

- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

- Soul Eater

- Voltron: Legendary Defender

- Musical Theatre in General

If you’re interested in at least any of these things, I would greatly like it if we got to know each other and talked about these things, because I actually have a lot of thoughts and ideas I’d like to share, and, hopefully, we can can become friends. 

Though, I also hope you won’t mind it when I post and discuss about politics or other personal beliefs of mine, because I’d hate a relationship to be ruined by something like that. Just to put it short and get it out of the way, I don’t affiliate with any specific political party, I find many Left-wing and Right-wing to be equally annoying and/or crazy, I hate Tumblr’s brand of extremism, generalizing, and hysteria, I don’t like pettiness or looking down on people in the South or “blue-collar” States, I don’t like big government, I would consider myself to be something of a “Moderate/Centrist Libertarian”, I’m bisexual, but I am also Catholic (yes, that is a branch of Christianity, in spite of what many Fundamentalist Protestants spew from the works of out-of-date demonizers), and I sort of have this little beef against Communism, to say the least (I’m half-Cuban, so that probably explains some stuff).

Also, on the topic of comic books, I like both Marvel and DC, but I’m critical of Marvel’s recent comic decisions, and let’s just say that the less I share about my “unsavory” thoughts on the DC Cinematic Universe, the better. I hate both fandoms, though, and think they have massive persecution complexes and get their kickers twisted at the slightest criticism.

I hope you can all live with all of that info, and I hope you won’t mind following me and getting to know me, and I hope you won’t mind my “eclectic” tastes and views. If you could spread this around, I would be most grateful. Thank you very much.

I’m most of this stuff, btw, and I hope I don’t regret it later.

Please help if you can?

So I’m about $300 behind on my electricity bills,, the company called up today and said unless I pay them tomorrow by 5pm they’ll be cutting me off. I already had a payment extension, however it’s expired.

I’ve had my electricity cut off before and it sucks;; I won’t have money again til the 26th so I’m extremely stressed out;; I’ve been trying to apply for more jobs but bc I have a psychiatric disability people are extremely hesitant to hire me…

I hate to ask (again) but if anyone can spare anything could you maybe consider donating to my PayPal? I can write fanfics and such for anyone who donates,, I just have no idea how I’m going to manage $300 by tomorrow, or even manage without power…

If you can’t donate could you please maybe just share this post? I’d really appreciate it, I hate having to ask people for money but I have no family so… This is like my last option.

My Paypal is : paypal.me/atlasrhysie

thank you for reading, sharing or donating

Lilbrohellatus: s12 fics and art

Hellatus is in full swing, meaning we have fourfive-ish months to fill. With what, you ask. With hurt!sam, we answer. Your hurt!sam.

What?

Say you wrote a s12eXX episode coda or fix-it fic. Or drew something. Meta-ed. Manipped. Did anything pertaining hurt!sam. You did, right? Awesome!

Send us an ask with a link and the relevant info, and we’ll compile season 12 episode rec lists. One ep per week, one rec list full of hurt!sam goodies. You get your chance to shine, we get to read/stare at the pretty, everybody wins.

Relevant info like what?

Your work has to feature hurt!sam - injury, trauma, abuse, anything goes. Then, we’ll need the ep number, rating, pairing (if applicable), and common triggers. If you’re unsure, you can check our tag list or send us an ask.

Can I rec other people’s work?

Sure, go ahead! 

Send us all the hurt!sam you got! If you want to track the posts, look for the tag #lilbrohellatus.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I REACHED 700 FOLLOWERS OVERNIGHT (LITERALLY WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO EXACTLY 700 FOLLOWERS, THAT’S NOT NORMAL) AND THOUGHT ALL DAY ABOUT HOW TO GIVE BACK. HERE WE GO:

So, to celebrate, I will be doing… *drum roll, please*

FANFIC REQUESTS!!!

Yes, I know, you already read that from the shitty banner and my dramatic intro was completely unnecessary, but anyway, moving on…

I shall be writing for the following fandoms/ships:

Drarry, wolfstar, linny, and pansmione (with fandom Pansy, my lads) for HP;

Victuri and otayuri for Yoi!

Now, onto how this is gonna work: 

Keep reading

Prayer Request: A Letter from N. D. Wilson


“Over the last year or so, I have been dealing with a variety of small but strange (and apparently unrelated) health issues. And then, during a publishing meeting in November, my left ear suddenly turned off. It rebounded slightly, but hasn’t stopped ringing like a fire alarm ever since.

After months of tests and check-ups, and various theories that didn’t quite make sense, a recent MRI finally revealed the underlying cause of everything I’ve been dealing with – a large brain tumor (“farm egg” in shape and size according to one neurologist). The tumor originated in my auditory canal and is now compressing my brain stem and unpleasantly butting into my cerebellum. Although no biopsy has been conducted, three different specialists have ruled out cancer based on the MRI (which is obviously an enormous blessing). That said, it is still killing me (as they say) softly, and new symptoms have been multiplying rapidly over the last couple weeks. So I am now scheduled for invasive brain surgery in LA on May 2nd.

This is obviously a fairly momentous trial for our family, but by the grace of God, Heather and the kids and I will be hitting it head on. It is likely that my tumor had already begun growing while I was writing Death by Living, which means, as my sweet wife pointed out, that this is a great opportunity for us not to be hypocrites. God is good. God is faithful. This is the storm we were meant to weather. This is the bull I was meant to ride. I can’t hit my characters with pain and hardship to spice up their stories and not be willing to face anything life threatening myself!

This type of surgery obviously has substantial risks. Assuming that it goes perfectly, I will still be permanently deaf in my left ear, and vertigo, headaches, and facial paralysis are all potential lifelong consequences. So I covet your prayers for healing, especially when it comes to recovery time. I’d love to get back in the saddle and keep providing for my family as quickly as possible.

Obviously, as an author, I’m self-employed, and this tumor comes in a season when I am supposed to be promoting two new books – one this week (Outlaws of Time 2 on the 18th) and one in June. But I definitely won’t be able to support either release at anywhere near my normal levels. So <ahem> feel free to buy everyone on your Christmas list a pallet or two of everything!

I am so grateful to Andrew for dragging me into the Rabbit Room fold, and grateful to God for the stories he gives us to read and live. (Job is a dear friend of mine these days!) We love you all. Please keep our whole family in your prayers.

Blessings,

Nate”

Hey, guys, please be praying for N. D. Wilson and his family and friends during this time.

So I’m running low on funds and I’m looking to make some money so I’m thinking of doing fanfiction commissions. I have guidelines for what I can or can’t write. Basically everything goes except for the typical stuff like rape, incest, pedophilia.

I’ll pair up Negan with anybody over the age of 18 and I’ll even do imagines Female/Male/Nonbinary. I can write NSFW or pretty much anything. Whatever rocks your boat, any scenario your beautiful minds can think up.

Just drop by my inbox and we can discuss stuff.

Help a witch?

Hello to all my lovely followers & fellow witches! 

I’m a broke witch who suffers from GAD, severe Depression, C-PTSD, BPD, and other health problems I’d rather not disclose (if you want to know more you can personally message me). I am in my early 20s. I’m trying to escape from an abusive household… I feel extremely unsafe here, and it exacerbates all of my health issues.

I’ve been abused emotionally and physically all my life. I’ve been locked out of my house at night as a child, denied food, locked in rooms, had big textbooks dropped on my head, been kicked & dragged around, stepped on… I have to get out of this abusive, toxic home. Because I’m denied basic necessities, plus my health problems, it’s so very difficult to save up. I work as a tutor from time to time, and constantly apply to jobs.

***I’m doing pendulum readings for $1 & sigil requests for $2. I have a knack for interpreting dreams; $2/dream. I may also be able to mail beach sand, sea salt, shells, and rosemary from my garden to landlocked sea witches!Please send me a message if you are interested, and we can negotiate something! :) Feel free to ask questions if you want to know more!

If you need any non-witchy help, I am a Literature major; I’ve edited essays before for money, so I’ll gladly help you out!!!***

Please signal boost! Anything helps, no matter how small.

Have a blessed day & a wondrous night!

Summer School Funding

Hey, y’all!

This is very last minute, but truthfully, I’m in dire straits. Deadlines suck. I’m trying to raise money before the end of this week to (hopefully) be able to pay to take a summer class at my community college.

I’m a freshman Computer Science major at Howard, but I’m almost two semesters behind due to the fact that I changed my major in my second semester and have consequently only taken one out of four courses for the year that all CS majors must take. So, I’m trying to play the catch up game by enrolling in a summer class, something I’ll probably have to do until the summer leading up to my senior year. 

 The biggest issue is that at best, I have by Monday, May 15th to pay 50% ($300) of the total cost of the class ($701). It’s only the end of my freshman year, but my late start in the program equals the serious possiblity that I won’t graduate within 4 years and will have difficulty funding the rest of my undergrad education because the scholarship I received only lasts for four years.

Please check out my gofundme for more particular details and share or donate if you can, as any contributions are seriously appreciated. So far, I’ve raised $105!

Keep me in your duaa/prayers,

Salam!

DragonsAndOtters’ 500 Followers Drabble Request Celebration

Somehow, there are more than 500 of you following this blog now. I am blown away and so grateful to all of you! 

To celebrate, I’m going to be accepting d r a b b l e r e q u e s t s

Here’s how it will work:

- It would be righteous if you followed me
- Send me an ask with a song lyric (one or two lines at most, please!) and a ship from the Harry Potter fandom
- I will respond with anywhere from 100-500 words depending on the muse

That’s it! 

Things to note:

- House of Cards season 5 just dropped today, so while I was already going to request patience for my replies, go ahead and take an extra shot of patience, cause you know I’m binge-ing hard core.
- I retain the rights to deny any prompt for whatever reason
- I will take anon prompts, but I will be more likely to deny a prompt sent from an anon, so send prompts behind the grey mask at your own risk :)

Let’s do this! 

cc: @delicate-cherry @inhisatmosphere

🌿 Beltane Free Readings 🌸

Blessed Beltane!

I’ll be accepting requests for free general tarot readings in celebration, just send me a DM (asks will be deleted), reblog this post, and you’ll be answered once I’m finished work! The deck will be Deviant Moon Borderless.

Though the readings are free, please consider leaving me a tip via paypal: paypal.me/sherrybomb, it’s much appreciated, as are any signal boosts. 💌