like…deborah…your child is in the scribble stage, a stage of drawing development which is solely a sensory activity. Everyone who’s ever been around a toddler has seen them just pick that pencil marker crayon up and get hectic with it, theres no rhyme or reason, they’re not drawing anything theres no goal in mind, it’s just ‘holy shit look what i can do this thing makes COLOUR Its making a SOUND on the paper oh it smells and oh LOOK ANOTHER COLOUR and oh my god mum LOOK I CAN DO TWO AT A TIME AAAAAHH SCRIBBLE THERES SO MUCH HAPPENING AND I LOVE IITTTT’
and then deborah gotta come over like ‘noooo kaidynlee-anne your ruining my adult colouring book of healing mandala’s!!’ snatching it away before they try and teach them how to do it ‘right’.
or alternatively, another mum, lets call her susan, comes over and looks at this scribble MESS and goes “awww what have you drawn there??? is a puppy??? awww”
and little kids will mostly just be like…sure. yeah . its a puppy. because they can tell they’re being praised and that’s the good stuff yeah more of that, they’ll just go along with it. Guarantee dad might come over and look at the same picture and be like “awww is that a car?” and the kids gonna go yeah it’s a car. Its whatever you want it to be. means nothing to me.
I figured I should have a single place where every fic I’ve written can be found, since it can be so easy to lose track of posts. I’m going to link this in the header of my blog so it’ll be there as a resource for folks new and old, and I’ll update it if/when I write more.
EDIT/NOTE: These now live at AO3 too, and they are updated + improved + in actual chronological order, so I’d encourage you to read them there! They’re split up between two series:
I wish people would wake up and smell the ambiguity in characters. Accepting that there is more to them than one single personality trait and putting them in a little tiny box of only that.
(I am, however, not talking about just straight up shit eating characters. People who choose not to change and continue their actions even when offered the chance to. That is different.)
its kinda cozy chill here - not 2 many notes to keep track - gonna play - i think tonight - elbow still healing slow - but healing - depression mostly lifted - i know - that tho - it seems futile at the time - to walk forward - dance lightly even if - its just going thru the motions - sleepwalk style - if ritual seems routine - theres a reason rhyme and rhythm - time takes time
my favorite thing about laika films is that they never have any context or explanation
like in coraline it’s never elaborated on as to why an evil spider/woman creature who can create (or find) alternate universes exists, we just accept the fact that she does and she’s evil
and how in paranorman we’re never handed any exposition as to why or how norman and certain relatives of his can see ghosts and talk to all dead people of all sorts, we just acknowledge that they can and that’s a thing
and don’t even get me started on how the boxtrolls flings us into this alternate universe version of victorian times england wherein cardboard-wearing semi-humanoid tinkering monsters exist, we just deal with it
nothing has any rhyme or reason and it’s never explained how any of these things can happen and that somehow works
This was going to be the final, but I didn’t like several things about it, (drawing Henry, a normal human with normal human proportions, the Ink Machine, the lack of rhyme or reason behind what’s happening, drawing Henry, a normal human with normal human proportions, how the characters aren’t centered tight, drawing in a semi-realistic style, and drawing Henry, a normal human with normal human proportions.) So I’m drawing a different picture entirely.
Looks like it’s back to the drawing board (ba-dum-ptssss).
I dunno what to draw him doing, honestly. My only other plans that I especially liked was Overdose!Boris and Bendy taking a nap together or Overdose!Boris playing a really big woodwind instrument. (It was gonna be a didgeridoo or somethin’, I dunno.)
(I’m kinda bummed this didn’t work out, the Ink Machine was difficult to draw for me. Maybe I’ll redo it? Yeah, I guess I’ll redraw it later on.)
how do you defend astrology to those who say there's no rhyme or reason behind it, that it's all nonsense?
World famous witch and astrologer Sybil Leek once noted, “All human beings have magic in them. The secret is to know how to use this magic, and astrology is a vital tool for doing just that.” Access to astrology in the
past was restricted largely by demonizing it, while the informed elite continued to use its services
in secret; today advocates of “hard science” routinely debunk astrology, applying “objectively reasoned”
test conditions in a context that does not adequately apply to the dynamic functionality of the art.
Astrology is the one discipline that can unite the cognate, sensate, emotional and intuitive realms
with the phenomena of physical manifestation, not only as pertains to earthly affairs but as
connected with the larger cosmos. However unless one is strongly motivated to get past reading
daily sun sign predictions, the personal empowerment available through utilizing astrological
technique often goes untapped.(Marguerite Hafeman)
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There's a time for everyone
If they'd only learn,
That the twisting kaleidoscope
Moves us all in turn.
There's a rhyme and reason
To the wild outdoors,
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager
Beats in time with yours.