systems being

I went crazy and had to spend a week in the psych ward. Something terrible happened with the guy i was seeing, he committed an act of ultimate betrayal and i completely lost it. Watch out for sociopaths guys, they’re out there masquerading as normal, caring human beings and they will suck the life out of you and leave you empty, naked and alone. Also shout out to the Australian public health care system for being incredible. I am getting all the help i need.  Right now I am focusing on getting better but I don’t know if i’ll blog anymore. Just post my drawings, if i ever draw again. love you all.

anonymous asked:

aa sorry i have a did question and ur the only helpful system i know, but do you think its possible to be able to "hide" ur did? like a lot of the time symptoms talk about introducing yourself as ur alters to people but... im trans soi ive always had to hide who i am, and we still all have this understanding that since everyone knows us as my birthname then we just stick to that and lie??

i’ve literally never met a self aware did system that introduces themselves to people (singlets) as their alters wtf… i would never do that unless i wanted to risk potential violence / other forms of discrimination to myself and my alters. systems as a rule, unless they’re public about being a system irl which i’ve never seen, introduce themselves as the host’s name or the body’s name. so yeah, self aware alters stick to one name, unless they’re talking to another known system that they trust in which case yeah, they’d probably introduce themselves with their real names

and also it’s absolutely possible to hide did. there’s a reason why a lot of cases of did sometimes aren’t diagnosed until way later in life and that’s because systems are formed as survival mechanisms.

friendly reminder that “getting to stay in bed all day” is different from “having to stay in bed all day”

Okay guys, for writing/general reference, a bit about what a ‘blacksmith’ is and isn’t:

A blacksmith is a generalist, a person who uses tools and fire to work iron.  Some blacksmiths work more specifically, so you get, say, an architectural blacksmith, who focuses more or less exclusively on things like gates, rails, fences, or an artist blacksmith, who makes wacky sculptures or what have you.  These days, though, that’s a pretty blurry line.  ‘Blacksmith’ is a pretty damn broad term, but it’s nowhere near broad enough to cover everything encompassed in ‘metalworker’, which is how I often see it used.  There are a LOT of different skills for working metal, and no one knows them all.  Some other terms:

A farrier shoes horses.  They may make the shoes, or they may buy them and then size them, but they actually do the shoeing.  Unless the blacksmith is also a farrier, they don’t know shit about horses’ hooves and are not qualified to deal with them and probably don’t want to.

A blacksmith works IRON (or steel), usually almost exclusively.  They might work with bronze or do a bit of brazing, but those are really separate skillsets.  If you work, say, tin and/or pewter, you are in fact a whitesmith.  You could also be a silversmith or a coppersmith, and so on.

Knifemakers and swordsmiths have their own highly specialized and fairly complex specialties, and usually a blacksmith wouldn’t mess with that unless they want to pick up a new skillset or if they’re really the only game going for a long way around.  By the same token, a swordsmith might never have learned the more general blacksmithing skills.  They’re not the same thing is what I’m trying to say here.  Likewise armorers.  There’s overlap but it’s not the same thing.

If you make metal items via molds and casting, you work at a foundry and are a foundryman.

Look, when metalworkers and individual shops and masters were the height of industry, this shit got REALLY specific.  There were people who spent their whole lives making pins.  Just pins.  Foundries specialized and made only bells, only cannon, only cauldrons, etc.  This is scratching the surface, I just wanted to make the point that ‘blacksmith’ is not the same thing as ‘magical muscly person who knows how to do everything related to metal’.

Avoiding my studies like Prompto avoiding battles by taking selfies 😂
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My beautiful wife and my edgy son


UPDATE: DO NOT REPOST IM HAVING A LOT OF REPOSTING TROUBLE WITH THESE IN PARTICULAR

Fyre Festival

Me: Okay, guys. Ya’ll had a rough trip 

Rich people: *fervent noises of agreement*

Me: There were some problems with resource allocation and structural support

Rich people: *more agreement*

Me: And you started stealing things, setting stuff on fire, being chaotic and angry

Rich people: *some shuffling of feet, guilty glances, a few nods*

Me: So HOPEFULLY you have learned that when people (for example those who are not rich) steal things, damage property, and are angry and loud, they are not by default Bad People who do Bad Things because they’re Just Evil. They are often reacting to stress, the system failing them, resources being sparse, being disappointed at being cheated- just as you were. This can be a learning experience for you.

Rich people: What

Every planet in our solar system has a “champion” being that takes on the attributes of the planet itself. The “champion” from the sun has created an army to destroy the planets and the 8 (or 9) champions must save the solar system.

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Fires in large, open spaces like aircraft hangers can be difficult to fight with conventional methods, so many industrial spaces use foam-based fire suppression systems. These animations show such a system being tested at NASA Armstrong Research Center. When jet fuel ignites, foam and water are pumped in from above, quickly generating a spreading foam that floats on the liquid fuel and separates it from the flames. Since the foam-covered liquid fuel cannot evaporate to generate flammable vapors, this puts out the fire. 

The shape of the falling foam is pretty fascinating, too. Notice the increasing waviness along the foam jet as it falls. Like water from your faucet, the foam jet is starting to break up as disturbances in its shape grow larger and larger. For the most part, though, the flow rate is high enough that the jet reaches the floor before it completely breaks up. (Image credit: NASA Armstrong, source)

Switch purchase? Switch jobs.

Back in 1983 my high school library was a bit of a joke. It seems we never had more than 2 copies of any book the county put on its required list. What this meant was that everyone was frantically trying to get the same books to complete papers with. Before I could drive this meant getting my poor mom to drive me to every library in the area.

One day our library started asking for volunteers to do a fundraiser to get more materials and namely more copies of the required books. Some of us jumped on board and sold everything from donuts to coupons. We would also hold bake sales, car washes, and etc. We were elated when at the end of the drive we had far exceeded the goals.

We were all promised that we would have our dreams realized over the summer. The school year starts up and we are giddy to see the new books. Imagine our dismay when we get into the library and find that most of the books are gone. Bare shelves glared at us as we went along the rows. Thats when we noticed that the holy grail of the library was also missing - the card catalog file. In its place was two computer terminals - mind you not computers.

We went to the front desk and asked the librarian what was going on. She had decided to get a fancy computer system ‘to make her job easier and cut down on theft’. We were stunned because we did not have a theft problem. Certainly some books would get lost or damaged but not very many. The books were mostly missing because they had been sent to a company to 'have security embedded in them’. The worst part is the librarian overspent and therefore, you guessed it, was not able to purchase more books.

We felt the shame of being used, lied to, and screwed over. It was at this point that we knew revenge was in order. It took myself and a couple of my fellow computer nerds 15 min to figure out what they had done to the books. The security tag was a RF tag (like at stores) on the card pocket of the book. The new cards themselves had metal foil in their center. Without this foil the tag would receive energy from the newly installed gates at the library door and set off an alarm.

I decided to test our knowledge. I grabbed a reference book, threw a gum wrapper in the pocket, shoved it in my bag, and hit the door. I passed out the door without a peep from the gates. After that day we threw our plan into action. We would steal as many books as we could and hide them in any location we could find.

At first we used storage rooms by boxing them up and soon ran out of space. We then started using empty lockers and even putting them in the ceiling on top of divider walls. By the end of the year the librarian was getting frantic. She could not balance her inventory with the new computer system and she was being called out on it thanks to our many complaints. Another genius move was to have then boxes labeled as other textbooks and sent to the warehouse over the summer. This was easy to do since WE were the volunteers that wrote a program to do it and would print the labels.

The librarian ended up losing her job and being investigated for fraud since there seemed to be some missing funds as well. Over the summer the county finally spent the money to fill our book request due to the uproar. It was not until a week before the start of school that they started discovering library books in the extra boxes several teachers received.

This was just the beginning of us getting revenge on some of the teachers. In the end we got our revenge and the original items we worked so hard to get.

Extra: the books never left county property. We boxed most up and sent them to the warehouse. They came back next year.

Also the company finished the other books they had and sent them back midway through the year. This worked to our advantage because the librarian could not see how many were gone until they placed all the secured books on the shelf from the final shipment.

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White Supremacist Propaganda 

While a lot of Klan and neo-nazi propaganda contains racial slurs, threats of violence, and other very recognizable hatred (intended to terrorize people of color, Jewish people, and LGBT people- in the case of my home town) there are also forms of white supremacist propaganda designed to recruit white people. 

These are ‘softer’ forms of propaganda, designed to appeal to people who don’t consider themselves racist but have an underlying resentment of people of color and for any progressive circle to center their experiences at all. They resent white privilege and systemic racial oppression being spoken about at length. They resent people of color rejecting white entitlement to their spaces and cultures. 

The intent is to convince racist white people (who don’t think of themselves as racist, but who clearly are, and clearly feel angry when their entitlement isn’t immediately gratified) that the hate group in question is just ‘misunderstood’ and is really about pride and celebrating your own culture, etc. 

The intent is that once someone falls for that bait and hook, they can play up on their underlying resentment and entitlement. If you already believe that you should be able to celebrate being white, and they can bring you from that belief to the belief that people of color are preventing you from your right to have pride in that, then they can foster anger against people of color. From there, any time there is a collective societal reaction of disgust towards the hate group or towards the notion of white pride, the recruited whites can be relied upon to feel victimized by society collectively. 

It’s only a short step from that to being sold conspiracy theories about ‘white genocide’ or ‘Jewish globalists’ to explain why society is against them. And a short step from there to terrorization of those suspected of being a part of that conspiracy, and the impulse to ‘warn’ other whites in the form of more hateful propaganda. 

This shit is extremely dangerous and fucked up and I want everyone to understand how this functions. Because tumblr’s meme of ‘positivity posts’ can be so easily co-opted by white supremacists to function as this form of propaganda. All they need to do is shift the vocabulary very slightly. 

How to recognize it: 

  • Resentment at not being able to openly express white pride

    “why is it okay for other races to be proud?” 
    “loving your heritage doesn’t mean being a racist” 


  • Framing white identity as a ‘culture’ with ‘heritage’ instead of as a societal category created to oppress people of color 

    “why are we not allowed to celebrate our culture?” 
    “you can love […] and actively participate in the culture of the country your ancestors came from”

  • The suggestion that these beliefs aren’t inherently hateful, they aren’t a hate group, that they’re misunderstood, and that they support other races being proud too. They frame this as people of color having a ‘right’ that white people do not. 

    “why are other races allowed these rights, as they should, but not the folk of european ancestry?” 

    [from white-sapphics about page] “Tumblr is very, very focused on minority rights, and there is nothing wrong with that, but more and more white lesbians are being alienated from other blogs.”

Call this shit out. It is dangerous and terrifying. 

So I'm hopping on the Texan Keith bandwagon, but not they way you may think...

I’ve seen hundreds of memes and fanart of Texan Keith with the y'alls and the y'all'dves, but what if Keith didn’t live in the middle of Texas for all his life? I mean yes his father has the accent but Keith got expelled for behavior problems from an ELITE school, So I would have to guess he didn’t stay in regular schools very long either. He was also in the system, being an orphan. And most people don’t want to deal with kids with behavior problems, so they send them away. What if he lived somewhere like El Paso, El Canizo, Brownsville, etc. You know, places on the border of Mexico for part of his life? Why is this important? Well I’ve seen tons of Cuban Lance speaking Spanish with an unknowing Keith, but maybe Lance speaks Spanish and unbeknownst to him, Keith understands what he’s saying. I wonder if Keith spent so much time with Hispanic friends that he decided to learn it, or he lived with a family that spoke rough English but fluent Spanish, and picked it up quickly at an early age. I want Lance to mess something up on a mission and start cussing himself out in Cuban-Spanish, and Keith to yell at him in Mexican-Spanish about how he did his best. Keith and Lance having a secret language amongst the other paladins and growing a closer bond because of it.