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I don’t believe in call out posts. I think they’re unnecessary and usually create a tidal wave of drama over a misunderstanding or an issue that might have been resolved with a simple click of ‘unfollow’ or block’.

This is one of those instances where it is necessary. Where the actions of one person are genuinely harmful and quite likely malicious and it’s actually impossible to know the extent of everything they have done.

Before I proceed, I want to make it clear that I do not condone sending this person hateful asks-or, indeed, any- asks about their behaviour. If you wish to unfollow or block them-or not- then that is your business. But I did not make this post to encourage spiteful behaviour.

I want to thank everyone who contributed to this post, whether it was sending me data, good vibes, proofing or just cheering up my cranky butt at varying points between now and April. Without further ado:-

This is a callout post for user Vallanoble, for actions spanning back to February of this year.

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Eight Forms of Creating Potions

Yes, this is from a Hogwarts text, however, the information contained therein is accurate and relevant and certainly worth sharing on this blog, if only to fully expand upon the type of material I hope to cover here.

Infusions

An infusion is a form of water based potion, similar to a tea, and best suited for immediate ingestion of delicate ingredients such leaves or petals. To make a magical infusion: pour boiling water over your ingredients in goblet and leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain before drinking if necessary. The leaves in an infusion need to steep longer than your average herbal tea, to allow enough time to release their phytochemicals, which are the active ingredients of the potion.

Decoctions

A decoction is another water based potion designed for immediate ingestion. However, it is a more concentrated brew than an infusion and is usually reserved for tougher ingredients such as roots or bark – where prolonged stewing is needed to release the phytochemicals.  A decoction can also be reduced, which is to say, it can be made more concentrated by prolonged simmering which evaporates the water. To make a decoction: simmer your ingredients in water in a cauldron over low heat for 10-30 minutes; then strain. Reduce if necessary with further simmering over a low heat.

Tinctures

A tincture is an alcohol based potion. It fulfills the same function as an infusion or decoction but with the added advantage that it will keep for up to a year. A tincture is suitable for both delicate leaves and tougher materials such as bark as the alcohol releases the chemicals very effectively and in a similar way to the prolonged simmering of a decoction. To make a tincture: steep your ingredients in vodka or another spirit for a week. This allows time for the alcohol to release the active elements in your plant materials. After a week, strain off the liquid into a vial and store for up to a year. Administer sparingly, a tablespoon at a time.

Vinegars

A vinegar fulfils the same purpose as a tincture except that vinegar is used instead of alcohol. Prepare your vinegar in the same manner as a tincture and store for up to a year. A vinegar is useful in the case of alcohol intolerance or where the herb used is particularly bitter as the vinegar will mask it to a great extent.

Syrups

A syrup is the most palatable form of potion. Here magical ingredients are preserved in a sugar solution. A syrup is another potion that will keep for up to a year. It is best suited for occasional use at it is very sweet and could cause tooth decay if taken regularly. A syrup can be taken by the spoonful or alternatively diluter in water in a similar manner to a fruit squash. To make a syrup: first make an infusion or decoction of your ingredients and reduce if necessary. Strain and add sugar to the potion, stirring frequently, until the brew won’t dissolve any more sugar and resembles a syrup. Store in an airtight bottle in a cool, dark place.

Poultices

A poultice is a wad of chopped plant material that is held in place directly over a wound by a bandage. To prepare a poultice: chop your fresh herb and apply directly to a wound or infection. Hold in place over the wound with a bandage. If using chopped dried herbs rehydrate them with some water first. If the herb is tough and hard to handle, try adding some vinegar diluter in water to your poultice.

Fomentations

Fomentations or compresses are cloths that have been dipped in an herbal solution – such as an infusion, decoction, or a tincture – and then are applied to a wound. To prepare a fomentation: first create the required infusion, decoction, or tincture. Then dip your cloth into the liquid, quite liberally, and apply. It is important to use a very clean cloth to prevent the spread of infection.

Salves

A salve is very similar to a lotion or a cream. Magical ingredients are mixed in base of oils or fats for external application to the skin.

Blue Dreams (Re)Announcement

Blue Dreams is an adventure game being developed in RPGMaker VX Ace. You explore the daily life of a boy named Lac as he interacts with his family. Following the path of the previous game Dreaming Mary, Blue Dreams will have many secrets to discover for those who look to find them.

Blue Dreams will be a very pretty game with lots of heartwarming family interactions. When you’re done playing around, just go to bed and sleep. Easily you’ll have beaten the game! Hurray! For people who hate horror, as long as you follow my instructions you’re guaranteed a good ending with nothing scary! For people who crave the scares… why would you want Lac to experience such horrible things? Isn’t his happiness good enough for you? Don’t dare take away the memories of his dreams just to replace them with a nightmare, or the consequences will be on your hands.

Development is now moving into the programming and graphics-making stage. No new information will be provided until the final stages of the game, where our new ask blog will open and accept questions. As was done in Dreaming Mary’s final development phase, relevant questions asked during this period will be included in the game’s radio! Please look forward to it.

The release date is set this year.

The game format and concept have been changed over the past years, so previous information regarding the game is no longer applicable.

Thank you for your patience, listeners! I guarantee that we will give you something surprising♪

anonymous asked:

I wamt to say that I don't mean this ask as hate in any way, I just want to understand so I can continue to enjoy the rivals au, but considering you put so much emphasis on consent in all of your sex scenes, I can't really understand how you could support and like the captive Prince which is literally the opposite of anything to do with consent and is borderline racist. (1/2)

It’s not your job to make your readers feel comfortable, and you can like what you like, but I personally find it hard to continue reading the rivals au if you also support another work that romanticized explicit sexual assault while saying that consent is important to you. The rivals au is one of the things I look forward to most right now, and again you can like what you like, but i would really appreciate some clarity on your views so I can stop reading now if necessary (2/2)

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Since my blog used to just be a place for me to dump fandom stuff for years before Rivals became popular and it turned into this, there is a lot of stuff there from years past that is no longer relevant to my interests or matches who I am as a person now. I have no idea how many hundreds of pages you would have to have gone back into my blog to find the (relatively short if I remember correctly) time period where I was reblogging Captive Prince stuff but yes, there was a time when I read the books and consumed some content on tumblr. Back then I had just watched most of the queer relationships on TV either die horribly or be treated awfully, had gone through a very shaky coming out to some very homophobic family members and was absolutely starved for any kind of queer media where the couple got together at the end and one or both of them didn’t die for straight sadness or shock value. I was vastly uncomfortable with a lot of the content in the books but I was in a very bad place and just wanted one published queer story with a happy ending and that had that if nothing else. 

Now, I am much more secure in myself and in much less of a desperate, bad place. I don’t like Captive Prince and no longer read it, reblog it or look at content associated with it. I would also not recommend it to anyone. I hope that clarifies my views anon, especially since I have stated how I don’t want anything to do with dub or non con associated with my fic and consent is important to me and I stand by that. But I’m also curious as to what you were doing that far back in my blog as there is absolutely nothing YOI related there and you must have gone through at least two other fandom phases to get there? My blog has existed for years and I’ve changed over those years. If people are hunting back through then it seems I’ll have to go back and remove content that no longer reflects my views and tastes now as I’m sure there is more considering how long it has existed 

Haylor Moments in 2016

January:

-Wildest Dreams Grammy museum acoustic performance released

-Harry posts a black and white photo of rain on a day rumoured to be the anniversary Haylor broke up

-Harry’s very extra  e-mail address gets leaked and it is confirmed to be Stylesh989 (So embarrassing lol)

February:

-Harry turns 22 and tweets lyrics to Taylor’s hit song. Haylor becomes a trending topic on the same day

-Niall is photographed with deluxe edition of 1989 on his phone

-Taylor opens up the Grammys with a performance of ‘Out of the Woods’

-1989 (the official Haylor soundtrack) wins album of the year at the Grammys

-Taylor says a beautiful maid of honour speech at her best friend Brit’s wedding which has parallels to songs lyrics and words she has spoken about Harry in interviews

March:

-Harry tweets lyrics to ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones

-Harry and Taylor both have dinner in West Hollywood in separate restaurants not far from each other on Easter Monday 

April:

-Taylor is seen in Brentwood two days after Harry is

-Taylor has dinner at Nobu with Lily Alderidge two nights after Harry has dinner there with his friends

-Taylor dresses in a similar style to Courtney Love the same weekend Harry dresses similar to Kurt Cobain 

-Style/Perfect mashup performed at Coachella 

-Niall sings OOTW on his Snapchat

-Harry tweets lyrics to ‘Just What I Needed’ by The Cars 

May:

-Harry’s sister Gemma likes a photo of Taylor on IG 

-Taylor retweets a photo of herself holding a diet coke bottle with lyrics to ‘Style’ on it after many people were saying that ‘Style’ is no longer relevant to Haylor because Harry had recently cut his hair and Taylor was frequently wearing purple lipstick

-Gemma mentions 1989 World Tour Live in her blog 

June:

-Haylor becomes a trending topic on Twitter for the second time of the year

-Anne posts a photo on IG of Dusty and Dotty and includes the tags #wonderland and #cheshirecats 

-Taylor attends the Taylor Swift Education Centre where there is a note on the wall that says “Haylor will rise” 

July:

-Anne posts a photo on the morning of the Kimye incident of a Minion with the words “Good morning just sending out a small smile to whoever may need one today!”  as a possible indirect to Taylor or anyone else upset by the situation

-A photo of a couple who resemble Harry and Taylor is discovered around the same time Harry is filming Dunkirk 

August:

-Taylor is seen wearing sneakers from a Gucci collection inspired by Harry’s tattoos

-Never before seen photos of Haylor from their night in Time Square on NYE 2012 are leaked 

-Niall follows Taylor on Twitter

- #haylorwillriseparty trends on Twitter

-A poster at a university in the USA contains the image of Harry and Taylor walking in Central Park 

September:

-The Swift fandom starts a theory that TIWYCF was written about Harry which starts out as a joke but then comes to actually make sense

-People magazine pitches articles that confirm both Harry and Taylor are single on the same day (Hiddleswift break up; Harry denying Hendall rekindling rumours )

-Taylor has dinner at Greenwich Hotel where she went on a date with Harry back in 2012

-Taylor third wheels with Zigi

-Harry rumoured to be in Nashville at the same time Taylor seen there attending a party (not comfirmed)

-Harry posts three blank white images on IG which some articles believe are a reference to the song ‘Blank Space’ 

October: 

-An article about Harry’s friendship with Nathan Followil comes out the day after Taylor goes to a private Kings of Leon concert 

-Taylor posts a screenshot of an mp3 of ‘Over’ by Kings of Leon on IG 

-’Someday’ is (finally!) released on Michael Buble’s album ‘Nobody But Me’ as a duet with Meghan Trainor

-Songs about Harry are performed at the FM1 concert in Texas 

November:

-Elle King reveals Taylor loves her song ‘See You Again’ 

-Haylor reference on the Taylor Swift episode of ‘Family Guy’ 

-Taylor wears a butterfly ring on the anniversary of the day she was seen wearing the paper airplane necklace for the first time 

December:

-How You Get the Girl Grammy museum acoustic version is released

-‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ is releasedas a duet between Taylor and Harry’s ex bandmate Zayn 

-In a fan photo Harry is seen in Holmes Chapel outside a place he took Taylor on a date wearing the You Are In Love/Olivia  shirt 

-Taylor gives her brother Austin a signed copy of a CD from a band that Harry is friends with

If someone is in the spotlight, it is not always a bad thing. However, that is not the only thing. Throughout Scripture, we see that God does not discriminate on who His shines a light on. He shines His light on people regardless of age, class, male or female, or occupation. Whether a king, queen, fisherman, or a widow, God wants to shine His light on you.

So never let your ultimate goal be the spotlight. Spotlights move. They focus on one person for and then move on to another. They shine on you quickly when you are relevant, but they leave as quickly as they came. Chase instead after the Eternal light of God; a light that shines on you not because of relevance, but a light that shines on you because you’re in His presence.

In our world, we see how rewarding it can be if a lot of people are paying attention to you, but imagine what can happen when the Creator of the Universe is paying attention to you! Don’t give up when you don’t feel relevant, smart, pretty, or sharp enough. God is shining His light on you in everything you’re going through. You have not been overlooked, and whether or not God uses an earthly spotlight to propel you, continue to do what He has called you to do because you know His light is shining on you.

No longer will the sun be your light by day Or the moon be your light by night; I, the Lord, will be your eternal light; The light of my glory will shine on you. - Isaiah 60:19

So don’t chase after the spotlight. Chase instead after Eternal Light. For God’s Light doesn’t only shine on those who are trying to be relevant. His Light shines on those who are willingly walking in His Presence.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo

Diversity in football : a blogroll

@footybedsheets : the blog of woc writer Shireen Ahmed. Featuring her work and international news about diversity and accessibility in sports.

@redcardhomophobia : the url is pretty clear. The blog covers homophobia in football and the initiatives to fight it.

@offsideplays : a blog to « expose the everyday occurrences of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, disability and other forms of discrimination that take place in sport and physical activity ».

@footfeminin : in english despite the url, focuses on the history of women’s football. Expect a lot of old school black and white pictures and gifs.

@soccergenderandsexuality : exactly what it says on the tin. Apparently a school project, it’s a collection of external articles.

@footballisradical : covers « the frequent collisions between football and radical politics ».

@rebelfootball : focuses on political and social protests in football matches, with a focus on anti-fascism.

The last three blogs are no longer updated, but they are well worth a read, and most of their articles are still very relevant.

Deep Technology Cleanse Ritual

There’s too much negativity on your dashboard or feed. Your likes, follows, and friends are too cluttered, and there’s not enough of the things that you like. You’re overwhelmed. You turn to witchcraft. 😄

A long, liberating, deep cleanse of your social media, your devices, and yourself.

Prep: Do what you do to get ready to clean your house, whatever makes you feel energized. Throw open the curtains, put your hair up, put on some Madonna, do your thing! Consider some essential oils or incense for cleansing and rejuvenation. This is a highly personalized exercise!

1. Plug in your devices. Phone, computer, etc. Sit among them quietly and visualize a pulsing blue light coming from them, fading into the air. Lay your hands on them, feel the cool of metal and glass, and the warmth of a million things happening at once beneath them. Visualize light glowing binary code rising from the screens and tickling your fingers. Breathe. Visualize blue light pulsing from you as well.

2. Now, we begin! Since we’re here already, start with the people you follow on Tumblr. Weed through and pluck out blogs that are no longer relevant to your interests, that are inactive, or that post things you dislike. Don’t feel guilty because they follow you too, or you followed them when you first joined, or even if they’re a former acquaintance. Think only of yourself, this is a positive environment for you, and you have to shape it to your needs.

3. Now head to your other social media and do the same thing. Twitter, Instagram, snapchat. Be brutal. This is your space. Tip for Facebook: a lot of us have family on there that we can’t delete without causing an incident, but it’s perfectly easy and completely undetectable to hide their posts from your newsfeed, so that uncle that posts all the pro-Trump propaganda won’t know that he raises your blood pressure, but you won’t have to see him. Also clear out your Facebook likes from when you were 14, and if there are any friends you reasonably think you can jettison, do it. Life is too short. Delete, clear cache, and breathe in the sweet smell of not having to see stressful things every minute of the damn day.

4. Next up, phone. (You might want to set up a virus/malware scan on your computer while you do this, to get rid of another layer of grime!) Give your contacts the same once over, block that spam number you keep forgetting to block, delete those texts from your ex friend, and while you’re at it, look for any old friends you wanna reconnect with, and make a note to shoot them a text when your cleanse is finished.

5. Tidy up your phone. Remove unnecessary apps, delete photos you don’t like (or move them onto your computer and start fresh with only your favorite shots), clear your cache on the apps you still want, and if you need to, clean the outside as well. Wipe the screen off with a soft cloth, take off the case and wipe out any debris or residue, adjust the screen protector, whatever you gotta do.

6. We have now reached the most fun part: Reintroducing things you like! Start with apps on your phone; find some new games to replace the ones you’ve got bored of, get a photo editor to have fun with all the selfies you’re about to take, try out that neat new app you heard about. While those are downloading (make sure to sort them into folders appropriately! Organization is your friend!) start finding pages to like on Facebook, and accounts to follow on Tumblr, twitter, Instagram, whatever else you like. You don’t have to subscribe to every single thing that interests you, but if something grabs you, go for it! you can always unfollow later!

7. Anything else bothering you that I didn’t cover? YouTube recommendations? Group chats that are no longer relevant? Unsorted photos? Weeds in a neglected Animal Crossing town? If you’ve ever looked at it on a screen and sighed with exasperation, now is the time to take care of it. Wipe off your computer screen, and if you have compressed air, clean out your keyboard. If you’ve still got the energy, tidy the workspace where you spend the most time with your devices.

8. Sit back and enjoy your good work, and the lasting effects for months to come! Repeat whenever necessary!

9. BONUS: Tuck away sigils for productivity, positivity, or whatever else you feel you need in your devices! Inside cases, in files, on wallpapers, etc. You may also wanna cleanse the room however you normally would, to make sure the negativity and stress you scrubbed out of your device is gone for good!!

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So, here we are, my first spell! I’ve had a couple others in the crock for months, but this is the first one I’ve felt confident enough to finish. Go forth and own your technology, and don’t let it own you.

anonymous asked:

No offense, but why do you guys give general tags to specific requests more often than not? I swear I'm not trying to be rude, just wondering ❤️

The biggest part of this is that we have a backlog of almost 150 messages in our inbox and only so many mods and so much time to go through them. It takes a minute to link someone to the tag that holds the story they’re looking for and a lot more like it for their reading pleasure. It takes a lot longer to dig up the correct fic from a description that’s sometimes only partially correct or contains mostly details that are hard to search for.

We also get a lot of requests for things that have already been recced or linked before and could have been easily dug up on the blog via the search bar or the library, in which case we will just link the correct tag or the relevant search, again mostly because our backlog is still so huge. I suspect that once we’ve gotten the number down, we will be able to take more time per request again to really dig up titles instead of relevant collections.

anonymous asked:

I had a spiritual awakening this February, and after waking up I've felt very lonely and disconnected to my "friends" whom I see no longer serve me. When I'm with them I feel as if I'm taking steps backwards. I feel like they make me go back to my old materialistic, shallow, and self centered ways. How can I find kindred spirits to connect with and grow with? Is it time to cut them off? thank you

Awakening spiritually can often be a time of aloneness, but this shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a bad thing: in fact, seeing it as a bad thing is a trick of the ego, which is looking for a way out. It is also the reason you fall back into your old mind set whilst with friends - the ego see’s the chance to assert itself and takes it; it can be too easy to blame the friends, when actually they have very little to do with it. Try and remain mindful whilst out with them, and be careful not to get sucked into your old ways; it might take a while to do, but it can be done. Of course, if they’re doing things that you no longer enjoy doing then you will need to find a new tribe. Seek out a few spiritually themed shops and get talking to the owners/staff - they might be able to give you the heads up about relevant courses, events or festivals happening in the local area. And then it’s all about putting yourself out there. You can also seek out others people on Tumblr who live nearby: if your blog reflects your vibe, seek out those that are similar and send out a few messages - again, it’s about putting yourself out there. Feel free to send me a message.. who knows, I might be just down the road from you and I’m always willing to meet up with kindred spirits :)

strums me geetar     anyways i can clearly see that i’m not wanted here and i’m not stupid enough to drag on my presence here any longer ha .  sorry

I’m back!

Hey all, I’m back. I’m cleaning out my Tumblr today, so I’ll be around if anyone wants to give me a poke. : )


 Iknow most of y’all don’t care, but here’s the scoop on what I’m changing:

- I’m unfollowing people who are no longer relevant/haven’t posted in years and cleaning out my blog. Going to update the look, too.

- From here on out my blog is going to just be me in all my glory. It’s always been used as mainly a fandom dumping grounds, and while I’m still gonna post stuff about all my favorite shows/books/movies/music/theater/etc, I’m also going to be a lot more vocal about my life and post other stuff I like (i.e. science, astronomy, writing, LGBTQ stuff).

- I’m actually pretty consistent in stuff I post–but I do watch a ton of movies and TV shows so I might post a ton of stuff from a new show or movie suddenly : )

Anyways, this is all mostly for posterity. Wanted to mark my return from the void. I may or may not post later about stuff I’ve been going through. Hope everyone’s been doing well!

I need or more blogs to follow!

I cleaned out most of my inactive/no longer relevant blogs and now I really need some new ones! Reblog this if you post:

RWBY
The Walking Dead
One Piece
Marvel & DC
Nintendo (Mario, Pokemon, FE, LoZ)
Danganronpa
Star Wars
Steven Universe
Sherlock
RWBY Chibi
Cosplay

I’m especially looking for more:
Art Blogs
SFW Anime Blogs
Funny Gif, Quote, or Funny Anything Blogs

I’ll follow any of them that I like! Thanks!

I want to follow more blogs!

I cleaned out a bunch of inactive/no longer relevant blogs and now I really need some new ones! Reblog this if you post:

Rooster Teeth
Achievement Hunter
Funhaus
Sorta Malicious Gaming
RWBY
Dooley Notes Gaming
Ray Narvaez Jr (and his twitch streams)
Lazer Team
RWBY Chibi

I’m also looking for more:
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings

And I’ll follow any of them that I like! Thanks!