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i don’t think straight people will ever truly understand why many of us gay people LOVE being gay and why we would not change ourselves for the world. even the most progressive straight people, deep down, they pity us. they think we’d probably rather be straight if we could. “progressive” people always make the argument that “being gay isn’t a choice, because who would ever choose to be gay??” guess what: i didn’t choose to be gay, but i would. they’ll never understand that once we’re able to accept ourselves and find a safe community, being gay feels amazing. i love being a woman who loves women. and it’s only because of them that i’ve ever had to even think about questioning that. 

Things I Love About the Way They’re Handling Alex Coming Out:

  • she didn’t “always know”
  • she’s an established adult, rather than a teen or young adult in the socially acceptable ~identity searching~ phase
  • the story is apparently being managed by lgb+ people (!! apparently a gay man and a lesbian I think? so we’re in good hands)
  • the Coming Out story happened alongside/following the introduction of a character who was stable & at peace with her identity, so we got both!
  • a white lesbian is following in the footsteps of & taking cues & advice from a lesbian of colour
  • the central relationship around which this is built, and currently the only ‘viable’ one, is interracial
  • Alex experiences heteronormativity & possibly internalised homophobia, rather than existing in a world where both have miraculously disappeared
  • I find the heteronormativity part especially interesting, personally, because as someone who hasn’t faced a great deal of aggressive phobia personally in my life (other than through politics), it’s still a challenge 
  • Part of my interest in this was she didn’t express much if any direct concern or fear about what others might think, it was a very introspection-centric coming out story.
  • & even though she kinda knows it’ll all be okay and people will love her anyway and she’s relatively confident in herself, she’s still kinda scared and shy about it; it’s not one or the other and I found that really authentic to my experience
Ways to make a little feel "extra little!"

Some ways for CG’s to make their little feel safe and less anxious; these make our hearts melt and make us feel loved and accepted!

- Calling us kiddo and other cute petnames
- Diaper checks and hugs that are just sneaky diaper checks
- Talking to us in third person (“Does somebody feel little?”, “I think somebody had an accident…”)
- Playing with our plushies! Make them nuzzle and pounce us!
- Making sure we have a paci and a stuffed animal before bed and telling us our plushie will keep us safe at night.
- Noticing we dropped our paci or plushie during a nap and fixing it for us
- A well timed hug after a diaper change
- Inconspicuously making us feel little in public
- Subtle reminders of why we are diapered
- Telling us you are proud of us when we do something cute
- Butt pats
- Telling us we are too little for something
- Telling us it’s “Time to get diapered for bed” and having us bring you the diaper bag/supplies
- Kissing us goodnight
- Reading us bedtime stories
- Involving our plushies in storytime
- Helping us cuddle our plushie
- Raspberries on our tummy
- Nose boops (during changes, when you tell us we are too little)

  • <p> <b></b> "How did you two meet?"<p/><b>Cas:</b> “Dean stabbed me.”<p/><b></b> "What has been your worst fight?"<p/><b>Dean:</b> “Probably when Cas became God and killed a whole bunch of folk…and then I tried to have Death gank him…Not our finest hour.”<p/><b></b> "When did you realize you were in love with each other?"<p/><b>Dean:</b> “I guess it started when Cas betrayed Heaven for me. I began to realize something was off with the way I grieved after the whole Leviathan thing, but I think I accepted it in Purgatory. I was going to tell him once we made it home, but…”<p/><b>Cas:</b> “I have always loved Dean, I just didn’t know how to recognize the emotion for what it was. Once I became human, though, it was harder to ignore.”<p/><b></b> "Who initiated the first kiss?"<p/><b>Dean:</b> “I-well, he-“<p/><b>Cas:</b> “We were on a hunt, Dean had been knocked out. I thought he required resuscitation, but in the last moment he opened his eyes and we stared at each other… I don’t know who moved first.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> “It was mutual, I think.”<p/><b></b> "Who was the first to say ‘I love you’?"<p/><b>Dean:</b> “Oh, we haven’t, uh-“<p/><b>Cas:</b> “The depth of our feelings for each other cannot be adequately expressed through such a simple phrase.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> “Right. Actions speak louder.”<p/><b></b> "Who is the little spoon?"<p/><b>Cas:</b> “We are not cutlery of any size.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> “No, as in- never mind. I am, okay? But just because Castiel’s wings can wrap around the both of us.”<p/><b>Cas:</b> “Oh, you are referring to our intimate hugs. I enjoy those.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> “Shut up, Cas.”<p/><b></b> "Who proposed?"<p/><b>Cas:</b> “Dean did. He was very romantic.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> “Dude, I’ve got a reputation to uphold.”<p/><b>Cas:</b> “Of course. Dean did not take me on a walk through a beautiful flower garden filled with bees, nor did he serenade me with his guitar at a fountain. He did not make a picnic lunch with naturally sourced ingredients. He certainly did not give a very beautiful speech when he went down on one knee, and he did not choose perfect matching rings.”<p/><b>Dean:</b> *links their hands together so both rings are showing* “You’re still not very good at this whole lying thing.”<p/><b>Cas:</b> “That’s okay. I already have what I want."

i don’t think a lot ot The Straights realize this, but shit like that is SUPER damaging? “two guys being together is so cute” oh my GOD SHUT THE FUCK!! it’s just like emma’s “gay guys are hilarious!” and vilde’s “i LOVE gay people!”

but ESPECIALLY this girl oh my god, you’re not entitled to be friends with a queer person just because you want to show how accepting you are or whatever. 

especially in forward thinking countries like norway, THAT kind of day to day homophobia is the most prominent and it’s the shit that makes it harder to accept yourself. because even though it’s a “positive” comment, it sets queer people apart from straight people.

we don’t want to be gross and we don’t want to be cute. we just want to fucking BE (((((^:

Hey, I saw a post about recipes being passed down through family member to family member, and it got me thinking.

I know a lot of you don’t come from the most accepting families. Heck. A lot of you come from truly awful families. The holidays can kinda suck. And I want to let you know that we do love you just the way you are, we love you so much. The easiest way for me to say that is by sharing a family recipe, passing it down, from me to you.

This is my family’s chile verde recipe.

1 pound Jalapenos

1 pound Pasillos (or Serranos if you want)

1 pound Tomatillos

1 whole garlic… bulb? Are they bulbs? You know, the whole thing.

1 yellow onion (or sweet onion)

Chicken Broth

Chicken Bouillon

So you clean the seeds out of the peppers, and then take the skin off of the tomatillos. Same with the garlic and onion, get all of that outer bits off. Then shove that stuff in the oven and roast for… alright I’ll be honest I’ve never timed this. I just wait until my entire home smells like roasting jalapenos. An inescapable chile cloud. I’m guessing 25, 30 minutes? Until they look bubbly and maybe there’s some brown patches. Just a bit. You can add olive oil and salt if you want but you don’t have to.

Then take them and blend them a bit at a time with some chicken broth in a blender. Or a food processor if you want? Also I’ve never measured the chicken broth. Just keep blending it and pouring it into a pot. If it’s too thick in the pot, thin it out with the broth. Then you add the bouillon. Now you don’t have to, because bouillon is basically yellow salt, but it’s also delicious yellow salt and I will put it in my verde.

At this point you’re done. I like putting chicken in there. Pork is traditional but I prefer chicken and I’m an unstoppable monster. Veggies would also be good, I’ve never tried tofu but who’s going to stop you? No one. Just let them into the kitchen and the roasted chile vapors will dissolve them. You enjoy your tofu.

I asked my mom what our enchilada sauce was so I could give you both and she just looked at me and said it was just new mexico chile powder and chicken broth. That’s it. I mean, that’s also giving you a recipe but it’s just mixing those two on the stove. It’s so good though.

Now you can make yourselves some chile verde and know that it’s a family recipe, given to you, and that you are cherished and cared for.

If you want to share your recipes with everyone, tag it #seafamilyrecipes . And everyone can make the food and say aw wow, this is what my family’s food tastes like, aw ye.

-Lou the Lobster

16 QUOTES OF 2016

hey everyone!!! here are 16 quotes that i’ve loved in the year of 2016 !! enjoy : ))

  1. “the most complicated thing is to be simple” –  d.stojanovic
  2. “if you ever get the chance to treat them the way they treat you, no matter how painful it was, i hope you choose to walk away and do better” – najwa zebian
  3. “have some fire. be unstoppable. be a force of nature.” – cristina yang from grey’s anatomy
  4. “sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine” –  christopher morcom from the imitation game
  5. “courage is like a muscle. we strengthen by use.”  – ruth gordo
  6. “you have to be able to accept failure to get better.”  – lebron james
  7. “we cannot love anyone with half of our heart and expect a connection to grow to its full potential.”  – alex elle
  8. “don’t think. it complicates things. just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow it’s path.”  – r.m drake
  9. “detach from what destroys you.”  – r.h sin
  10. “sometimes you gotta burn some bridges to create some distance.” – olivia o’brien 
  11. “there is no way around the hard work. embrace it.”  – roger federer 
  12. “we all have battle scars.”  – raven reyes from the 100
  13. “you did a terrible thing, but it doesn’t mean you’re a terrible person.”  – miranda bailey from grey’s anatomy
  14. “one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do is to stop loving someone because they’ve stopped loving you.”  – kendall jenner
  15. “never take a learning opportunity away from another student. no matter how smart you need everyone to think you are.”  – annalise keating from how to get away with murder
  16. “understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – j.k rowling
Signs’ Quotes

Aries: “Only the fearless may proceed. Brave ones, foolish ones. Both walk not the middle road.” (Undertale)

Taurus: “ Even if we forget the faces of our friends, We will never forget the bonds that were carved into our souls.” (Angel Beats)

Gemini: “ The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.”(Julius Caesar)

Cancer: “People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” (Andy Warhol)

Leo: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” (Twelfth Night)

Virgo: “Is love a tender thing? Is it too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn.” (Romeo and Juliet)

Libra: “Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs.” (Romeo and Juliet)

Scorpio:  “We accept the love we think we deserve.” (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Sagittarius:  “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” (Winnie the Pooh)

Capricorn: "I’m going to keep going until I succeed – or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.“ (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Aquarius: "Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.” (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Pisces: “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams.. that’s where we’ll meet.” (The Mad Hatter)

I think the other thing that kind of works good for Monster Factory is that we try to really embrace whatever character we make. So we try to, like, if we pick a character and we’re investing ourselves in them, no matter how sort of initially weird they may be, by the time we’ve lived with them a while, we can’t imagine them looking like a different way. And I think that that’s–this is reading too much into it, obviously, but there’s something that resonates in that with people, like, there’s this sense that Monster Factory is broadly about–there’s a lot of it that’s about acceptance, I think … We build this character and we live with it, but we let it evolve naturally and let it become whatever it’s going to become and we love whatever the character is. And that’s so much more interesting than trying to poke fun at ugly characters. And the thing about that that’s so fun is you find that when you love, like, really ugly characters, they become beautiful for some people. Probably our best example of this is The Final Pam … The weird thing is that we just tried to make the most uncomfortable looking person we could in Fallout 4, but because we made these choices that she’s indestructible and unkillable and a force of nature basically, that weird visage became the least interesting thing about her. And that was the jumping off point, but by the end of it it 100% did not define her. And there’s morals and lessons there, I think, if you want to think too much about it.
—  Justin McElroy (Just Talking Podcast, #372)
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
—  Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower