an ex-mutual of mine who cut off ties with me 6 months ago because i didnt agree with their ace headcanon for a character. when i called them out for subtweeting and talking shit about me where they knew i could see over something so pointless and argumentative, they publicly called me abusive and “acephobic” and refused to speak to me again or apologise for the things they had done not only to me, but several of my close friends. they have repeatedly lashed out at close friends over nothing and then excused it with things that are happening in their own lives, they use their mis to justify abusive behavior, and they are a person i dont feel safe communicating with.
they are also in procession of over $400 belonging to me that they are refusing to give back.
every time i have tried to get the money back in the past 6 months, they’ve thrown a fit and deactivated their account to try and make me feel guilty for ever asking. i’ve had several friends approach them about it and each of them have been met with excuses about problems with their account, problems in their personal life, before eventually being accused of attacking them and being blocked. i have no idea how to get this money back, they live in america and i do not and i dont have any way of forcing them to give it back short of trying to file for legal action and i just cant do that.
i know there are so many much more deserving people on this website and i would never ask you to give anything to me that you could instead share with someone who needs it more. but please if you have even a small amount to spare if you could send it to my paypal i would be so eternally grateful, just to tide me over. i would get anything you send to me back as soon as i possibly good, hopefully from the $400 is i ever fucking get it back.
if you could even just reblog this it would mean so much to me. this is what ace discourse looks like irl ahaha. love and appreciate you all so much
Seven shells, a raven’s stone, and two old weathered bones,
Nine knots to bind the wind, or so the story goes.
Each knot holds a secret key, sung on the ocean waves,
an old leather strap has caught the wind, as sure as deadmen’s graves.
We raise the leather to the sky, and call out the sacred names.
We call three times for each knot, three times we do exclaim:
“Where sea and sky do meet, the water is our soul. Where cloud and waves are one, the salt our tears extol.
In our blood a fire is eternally quenched, By the tides that drive the wind over the open fetch.”
With our tears and breath we bind that spirit’s hastening air.
To be unleashed at our command these words we must declare:
“Spirits of the wind, come forth from untied knot, Bring on the coming gale for which this spell is wrought. Spirits of the air, your ancient dance is called anew, Unleash your frenzy like a storm on darkened seas untrue.”
Tears of pain and tears of laughter work in equal parts,
to hold fast the wind in knots you’ve tied with subtle cunning arts.
To ask the spirits to subside, to call off that quicken’d air,
Call out three times these baneful words and never do despair:
“Lay the Air, let it lie, quite spirit wind. Quell the storm, Gale subside, my tears I do rescind.”
Cloud Tiger Monk: A tradition inspired by the element of air, the Cloud Tiger style employs jumps, kicks, and sudden whirlwind attacks, buffeting foes with blasts of wind as well as strikes of foot and fist. The most accomplished Cloud Tiger masters are said to catch lightning in their hands and turn it against their enemies. This tradition eschews the contemplative life of a typical monastery; Cloud Tiger masters believe that, like the wind, they are meant to roam the wide world. They pass their philosophy along one student at a time, choosing young aspirants to share their travels and study at their side. As a consequence, Cloud Tiger practitioners are few in number and widely scattered.
Diamond Mind Monk: This rare tradition arose among a mysterious race known as the xephs, who dwell in a remote region of the Elemental Chaos. This philosophy is based on the power of a living mind to impose order on the surrounding elements, and it regards all things as expressions of elemental energy. Masters of the Diamond Mind tradition are known for uncanny perception and awareness, combined with the ability to move and react in slivers of time that others can barely perceive. However, very few have ever fully mastered these powers.
Stone Dragon Monk: An old and conservative monastic tradition, Stone Dragon emphasizes the strength and endurance of elemental earth. Stone Dragon masters can shrug off blows that would stun an ogre, and crumple iron plate with their fists. Various grapples and holds are also prominent in the Stone Dragon tradition. Stone Dragon monasteries are the most widespread after those of Desert Wind and Eternal Tide, but Stone Dragon practitioners rarely seek lives of adventure. They are patient and imperturbable to a fault, and see little reason to interfere in worldly affairs.
“I haven’t been alive much longer than you have, but in that time I’ve traveled through the multiverse, met and interacted with countless beings, many of them beyond your comprehension, and in all that time, I only made one friend.” “Who?” Icheb asked, curious. “You, you idiot.” Q smirked. - Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide
Here are two ladies we don’t see often enough: Jeri Taylor and Kirsten Beyer.
The patron saints of all things Janeway/Chakotay.
Resolutions, Coda, Mosaic, Pathways, Full Circle, The Eternal Tide… Just to name the highlights.
So next time you remember how our ship sailed into the sunset, think of these two lovely ladies and all they did for our little shipper hearts.
And now, some relevant gifs, just to make sure we all know what we’re thankful for ;)
You are made of sea foam and storms. Eternal as the tide, and as impossible to destroy as the ocean its self. You are beautiful and powerful as the sea. You are loved by it, no matter how far from it you are.
Today was the first day I came out to someone and it went horribly bad. I’ve not wanted to cry so much and scream so much in a long time. It hurts even more that they are family. Luckily, I have friends (who I now count as family) to help me and calm me and be pissed for me. Love you guys, @eternal-nova@chaotic-tides@flup@princess-brotato aka Stephen, Dan, Philip, and Eric. You guys are wonderful.
of the sea,
you wash yourself
by eternal dawn,
with sky, with air,
with sea wind,
by the rhythmic
contractions of the tide,
clean as fingernails
I gaze at you,
of the sky,
from the waves,
and I sleep
beneath your limpid,
and to your fresh
eternity of silver
my heart owes
Pablo Neruda, from “Ode to the Moon of the Sea,” Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda
(California Press, 1990)