we needed to be able to have this on tumblr

1 week until sign-ups!

This is a reminder that applications for Miraculous Pride Zine will be opening on July 1st–that’s in one week! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The application period will run for three weeks and will end on July 22nd
  • We are looking for creators of fanart, fanfiction, and comics! You’re welcome to apply for as many categories as you’d like, but bear in mind you will only be accepted for one type of content
  • All content must relate to our LGBTQ+ theme and must be sfw, but beyond that, you may create whatever you’d like. Go wild!
  • You do not need a tumblr account. As long as you can provide us with examples of your work and an email so we can get in touch, you’ll be able to sign up!
  • final pieces will be due in mid-September, so make sure you’ll have enough time to get things done!

Got questions? Our askbox is open! We’ll be using the tag #miraculouspride for any updates, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Originally posted by wifalya

Hey Do You Know Bill Wurtz?

https://www.youtube.com/user/billwurtzYeah, that’s the guy who made History of Japan, that really popular pit of memes. I’m probably not the only person that really wants him to make more shit, but that’s gonna be hard.

If you haven’t heard of this thing yet, it’s called patreon. See how he gets only 72 bucks a month for stuff from 26 people?

These are his views on the History of Japan video. Bill Wurtz deserves to have more support for the stuff that he is doing, and he should be able to make a decent living out of this entertainment. I would appreciate if you either reblogged or donated to his patreon: http://patreon.com/billwurtz

I don’t even know Bill Wurtz personally but he needs more support

EDIT!:
If you can’t support Bill Wurtz financially through patreon, please please please check out his youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/billwurtz

EDIT!!:

We have officially reached 36 patrons, $100 per month, and over 1000 notes. This has been an amazing breakthrough, thank you tumblr, and keep spreading this around! (Still can’t even begin to believe this has only been less than one day)

EDIT!!!:

42 Patrons, $111 per month, over 2000 notes. I understand 10, maybe 100 notes, but 2000!!! In this one day I’m sure Bill Wurtz will be thankful that people are out there who can support him. Thanks to all of you who donated and most importantly, reblogged this post.

To Those Who May Need It

I know that the world isn’t perfect. In fact, the world is pretty fucked up most of the time. I know that things may not be ideal, or may not be going your way. Things might be shit right now. Things might be the absolute worst they’ve ever been. Things might seem like they won’t ever get better. It might seem like you’re drowning in this sea of darkness. You may feel sad. You may feel angry. You may feel lost. Or maybe you don’t feel anything at all. Maybe you feel nothing. And maybe that’s the worst part of it all.
But you have to listen. You have to believe me that things will get better. Things won’t stay like this for all eternity. Even though it may not always be apparent, there are people that care about you. And there are people here willing to listen. You are not alone. You’re not the only one feeling the way that you feel. You are not hopeless. There are so many that care for you and so many who are willing to help. You just have to reach out a hand. You have to speak up. As hard as it might be, as daunting as that decision may feel, you have to take that chance. You may feel alone but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get better. You can be happy again. And there is someone out there who is willing to help. There is someone there who is willing to listen and guide you. Please don’t give up. You can do this. You are strong and you are brave and you can fucking get past this. I believe in you. It sounds like bullshit because I’m just some dude that makes videos on the internet who’s spewing words onto a Tumblr post at midnight. But here I am. I’m on that list of people who believes in you. It’s not an empty list. We need to be here for each other. We need to listen and reach out to each other and be there to catch each other when we’re at our lowest. You all have helped me more than you will ever know. And I’m glad that I may be able to help you out a tiny bit too. I just want you to know that you can get past this. You are not alone. There are people here for you. You can do this.

Please don’t give up.

chris evans dating a fan would include:

(authors note: so this is my first time writing on tumblr, so excuse the format if it’s a bit funky, and also i drew inspiration from other headcannons i read, but otherwise here we go)

-hyperventilating when he asked you out

-texting all your mates about how you were dating the infamous chris evans

-being able to kiss the star spangled man with a plan on the lips

-knowing more about marvel than he does

-insisting that captain america needs a beard

-“no, babe listen. imagine captain america in a beard. like woaHhH”

-having movie marathons in matching captain america onesies

-lisa, scott, basically chris’s entire family absolutely aDoring you

-chris trying to protect you from the press

-having dinner dates every friday on skype when chris is away filming

-chris using your shampoo to remind himself of you. vice versa

-dodger keeping you company while chris is away

-becoming close friends with seb and mackie

-them telling you embarrassing stories about chris

-“so one time we were at this stri-”

-“woah woah woah!¡ y/n doesn’t need to know about this”

-visiting disney every year

-watching the little mermaid play

-chris squealing when ‘part of your world comes on’

-you two being the cutest couple on the entire planet

-‘working out’ with him

-which just results in a really hot make out

-chris spoiling you with presents

-him calling you the sweetest pet names such as ‘darling, love, my girl/my boy’

-him finding your tumblr

-'hey y/n, does y/t/n sound familiar to you?“

-pretending not to know what he’s talking about

-you being awful at hiding it

-chris finding the glorioUs stucky smut you wrote a couple years ago before you got together

-“y/n this is…certainly something”

-chris sending it to seb

-you end up ignoring him for the entire day

-he can’t stand you ignoring him, so he apologizes and does everything he can to please you

-that ends up in hot seX!

-him loving being on top

-acting out smut you’ve read

-'no, you’re supposed to put your leg…oOF!“

-chris is beyond terrified to meet your parents

-your mom is really welcoming and can’t believe their son/daughter is dating THE captain america

-your dad on the other hand, is passed out in the corner because he can’t believe you’re dating

-your siblings parading around chris, asking him to sign things to auction off at school

-taking chris to your childhood room

-chris teasing you about how cute your stuffed animals and baby photos are

-chris holding your hand under the table whenever he’s nervous

-whenever chris has an anxiety attack before interviews/premieres, you calm him down by pressing a kiss to his temple

-coming with chris to christopher’s haven

-chris introducing you to the kids as captain america’s secret girlfriend

-being able to connect with the families and kids at christopher’s haven

-chris admiring how loving and kind you are

-chris also admiring how confident and badass you can be as well

-chris finding you in your bed with a pool of tears around you

-“darling, what’s wrong?”

-“i just read the most aNgsty fan fiction ever!!!”

-most fans proudly supporting you and chris’s relationship

-but when haters do show up, chris or the fans firing back

-being chris’s date to the 'gifted’ premiere

-being held tightly by chris the entire night

-when you go off to the bathroom, octavia spender pulls chris aside saying 'that girl/boy of yours. hold on tight to her/him. she/he’s a special one.“

-going to sleep that night with chris cradling you in his arms

-sleeping in his loose white tee

-chris drifting off to sleep thanking god he found you

Originally posted by ncoleys

I think we adults should also visualize before sleep that an angel is going to come and make our lives more beautiful the next day.
We, adults, need more fairy tale work in our lives than children do.
Just imagine how beautiful the next morning will turn out to be when we are ready to start each day on a new journey with a beautiful smile dissolving all the unpleasantness.
We will be able to have all the good changes and such a wonderful state of bliss.
Now let the magic begin
—  rasica-p 

My dear lgbt+ kids, my dear questioning kids, 

If you think gender is confusing, let me tell you a secret: 

Yes, it is. You’re right. Figuring out your own gender idenity is super confusing. It can even be upsetting or frustrating. It can make you want to cry.  

Gender is confusing. That’s not you being silly. It’s not you being fake. It’s not you being over dramatic or attention-seeking. 

And you are certainly not the only one who feels that way. I know you may feel like you’re the only one with those worries, doubts and questions. I know you may feel like everyone except you just magically knows and you’re the only one who needs time to figure it out. I know that - because i’ve been there, my dear. Please trust me when i tell you that thousands and thousands of people have been there. We cried like you. We were frustrated like you. We felt confused and scared and overwhelmed like you.  

And, most importantly, we were strong - just like you are, my little one. You’ll get through this. You’ll learn and grow and one day you’ll look back and see that all the confusion was worth it. You’ll be able to say “This is who i am and i love who i am.” 

Gender idenity is confusing - because it’s important. You deserve to take all the time you need to figure it out - because you are important. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

I believe that if you’re going to travel the world, then you need to be open to it… You need to have love in your heart; for the people, the culture and the landscapes.
You need to be ready to let the world in… to see it from another perspective and be able to accept the ultimate truth of our existence - that we may appear so very different from one another… but fundamentally we are all the same.
We all have eyes to see each other, ears to hear each other and hearts to love each other. We may speak in different tongues – but we are united by a universal language which we can all speak fluently if we only allow ourselves to open our heart to others… We all speak the language of love.
User Agreement : Voltage

Hi there voltage fan! For you that might not be aware of the rules you have to follow while playing @voltageparty Voltage’s party games here is a quick guide for you about what is okay to share in social media.

There is a lot of confict about posting CGS whether they are from events or main stories. What you agreed before starting playing your favorite voltage game was that you will not post any CGS in social media if it isn’t edit. 

-Now what exactly is an edited CGS ?
Basically is a picture that has parts of the original CGS or the CGS is chopped
Here is an example :

Posting a CGS as it is , is against your agreement with voltage to play its game. Do not forget that artists are working hard to make these beautiful works, so we should respect their time and effort.

What is more is that when you pay (with real money or whatever) to buy a CGS or a special story you are helping voltage to upgrade the game with more CGS,stories and more quality playing.

Of course if you really feel the need to save a CGS or a story go ahead but do not post it in any social media where more people -that may have not paid for it- can see it.

For example , here is what you can do if you are using tumblr :

In this way , only you will be able to see what you posted.
Also , if you want to share it with your friends, please do it privately through chats or in a way that others will not be able to see what you want to show to your friends.


Party games need a source of income to keep running, so if you really enjoy playing these games it is really important to respect your agreement with voltage.

Hey guys— looking for some help with a special project coming up, so if you’re an artist and interested in doing some EOS10 art, this is for you. Just send me a note at justin@planetmpictures.com with your name, a link to where ever you post your stuff (Tumblr, DeviantArt, Behance, etc.) and your standard rate for commissions (and note: we’re looking for a license that will allow us to reproduce what you create and hint, free is not an acceptable answer there — you deserve to be paid for your work). Your portfolio doesn’t need to have any EOS 10 artwork in it, so don’t create something special just to show us. Anything you have will be fine. And while we won’t be able to use all of you this time around, we will keep your interest in mind.

I will make it quick.

Alright, trying not to cry while writing this post. I just hate the fact that this will be my last time, of sorts, that I will click that ‘Post’ button down there. Anyhow-

As some of you already know this is my last year in high school and that also means my finals are just around the corner. In order to study as much as I need to to be able to get into university I need to make sacrifices. And one of them is tumblr. I wish I wouldnt have to make this post but I need to.

I need to inform you that starting from tomorrow and until the 1st of July I will need to go on a hiatus. And before anyone is fast to click that unfollow button I am here telling you that this blog is NOT dead. We have just come to a season finale, that is all. The next season starts on July second. It is only a hiatus!

This is not something I want, under no circumstances. If it was up to me I’d be writing and posting evryday all year round but this is about my future. And I can’t be an asshole, neither to myself nor to my parents and teachers. They have all tried very hard, me included, to be able to come here and have hope that I can actually get to be something in my life.

I am not talking big here, never was. I’d like to believe I am a down to Earth person (minus the times I daydream about Supernatural) and as that I have decided to take this difficut decision. I could stay, yes, and go on hiatus for only a monthh or two before my exams but I can’t. I need to take this seriously. Other kids have been making this kind of sacrifices ever since the beginning of September and if I wan to achieve my goals I need to do this now.

I won’t be able to post however I will be able to reply occasionally to your mail (not inbox, the other thing though) and I would really love to keep contact with you. Again, the blog is not being closed. I am not quitting because I think that I have a lot more in me as far as energy, passion, love and stories are concerned.

That being said, I hope you all can understand my reasons to this break. It would honestly mean a lot for me to know that you suppot me through this because, honestly, it is about my future guys. It is important for me, more than anything else, and I can’t afford to lose this chance.

So, I guess that’s what I had to say. Here I have links to my masterlist(s) for every story minus those 20 I just uploaded! If you are looking for them just scroll down in my blog and you can find them!

I used to have the entire Masterlist here. Links for every story and imagine I wrote but tumblr obviously let me have only a certain amount of links. So I’ve split it up:

Stories Masterlist 1#
Stories Masterlist 2#

My imagines are a little bit shorter stories, not just gifs, and there are a couple mini-series too! (All links are working trust me!)

Imagines Masterlist #1

Imagines Masterlist #2

So, with tears in my eyes I tell you this angels:

Originally posted by long-live-the-king-of-the-damned

PLEASE HELP ME GET OUT OF AN ABUSIVE HOME!!!

I am currently living in a city located in Arizona. I reside in one two bedroom apartment with five other people, who are my two boyfriends (Dirk and David), and David’s family (his father and two older, adolescent teens.) As you can imagine, living in this space is very difficult. My two boyfriends and I are confined to one small room that consists of only a twin sized bed. Getting all of us to fit in the room–let alone live in it–has been a miracle on its own. The lease is up in September and, legally, Dirk and I are not allowed to live here, but are currently seeking shelter here or else we will be LITERALLY homeless + on the streets (which is a reality I have lived before and do not want to go near again).
However, it’s been increasingly difficult to cope with this due to several factors:
1. We are living in an emotionally, physically, and financially abusive household. We are bullied/abused over our sexual and gender orientations (as we are all trans + gay), our religious beliefs, our personal finances, our disabilities, and simply for existing. The police and CPS have been involved multiple times, but our situation is always put on the back burner by the state. The abuse is becoming too much for me and my boyfriends to handle. I personally suffer from PTSD, which is also not helped by the fact that two more of my abusers still live in the town I’m located in. Having to deal with the current situation on top of the consuming fear of being found by my old abuser(s) is something I just can’t take anymore, and neither can the people I care about or the people who are in the same situation.
2. Both me and my boyfriends are suffering from mental and/or physical illness that is very heavily affecting us. I, personally, am undergoing reevaluation of both my mental and physical health. I have been suffering with mistreatment/misdiagnosis from previous doctors, and current investigation over getting a proper diagnosis with compatible treatment for what mental condition(s) I am suffering from. The only mental diagnoses that I am confirmed to have is severe anxiety and PTSD as everything else is under investigation. Physically, I am fighting with an eating disorder, seizures, and chronic, sometimes debilitating, back pain. Due to my health issues, I was wrongly fired from my previous place of work, leaving me with absolutely no income. Dirk, only recently having moved to this state a little more than a week ago, is not yet considered a resident of Arizona and is still attempting to finish online school, and is unable to work because of this. Our only source of steady income is David working part time at a fast food restaurant, but the economy in our town is rough, so his hours suffer, forcing him to pick up (very few) art commissions. Although it is somewhat steady, it is not enough for all of us to live off of. We are expected to pay for our own food, phone bills, clothes, and gas + repairs for the older car we were handed down. On top of this, the very little money we do have is constantly seen and controlled by David’s father, and even paying for our essentials can put us into hot water with him.

The financial stress on top of our health and the abuse that we must face on a daily basis is impossible for us to combat. Because of this, in approximately a month and a half, we will be fleeing the state to settle across the country in Virginia, as that is where my family is located since they have offered for us to seek refuge with them.
The only issue is that we are incredibly low on finances, and need to leave SOON for our safety.
I am asking that, if capable, you please donate money to my PayPal in order for us to pay for travel equipment, gas, food, and any other unforseen expenses that may pop up during our escape (such as needing to stay in a hotel for the night, a car part breaking since our car is over 10 years old and not without problems, etc.)
The money will stay in my PayPal account until it can safely and directly deposited into my savings account. It will NOT touched until the day we leave, and will be used for exclusively for the journey. If we happen to have any left over money, it will be used to live off of when we hit Virginia (rent for the house we will be moving into, phone bills, food, washing clothes, buying necessities, electric/water/gas bills, etc.) until we are able to secure a job there. Then, we can finally start working toward actually saving the money so we can no longer suffer in poverty.


TLDR:
We are three trans, gay, mentally and/or physically ill abuse survivors reaching out to you so that we can be safe.
We are also taking a VERY close friend with us as she is homeless, physically and mentally ill, and also suffering abuse from her parents. In total, that is four of us.

If you have ANY questions or need ANY further details, do not be afraid to contact me. I can be found at @star-moonstone here on Tumblr and @.DlRKHAL on Twitter.
If you need or want to contact either of my boyfriends or our friend (whose details I have not publicly listed out of respect for her),
David is @.soggy-poptart on Tumblr.
Dirk is @.cosmic-stuput on Tumblr and @.heartifulprince on Twitter.
Our friend, Effy, is @latulas on Tumblr and @.hoIIybIueagate on Twitter.

If you are unable to donate to our situation, please do not feel bad, as I completely understand. If you are able to donate, we all very deeply thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My PayPal email is rosequartz@angelic.com, and my PayPal.Me is paypal.me/rosequartzangelic. And, if you could, please signal boost by reposting this.

Thank you.

👭 Lesbian Sisters 👭

Who: Our blog, @butchesandfemmes is holding this event, called Lesbian Sisters! 

 What: Lesbian Sisters is an event here on the blog where you submit an application in to either be a big or little sister, and we pair you with your big or little sister! Big sisters are meant to offer guidance and support, and little sisters are meant to receive it! 

When: We will be accepting applications from now until May 26th, 6PM PST, and big sister-little sister pairings will be announced May 29th, 6PM PST.

 Where: Right here on our blog, @butchesandfemmes! If you have any questions, feel free to message our about page @butchesandfemmesabout or throw an ask in the ask box! 

 Why: We remember how it was being a baby lesbian, and the challenges and questions that ensued. We want to give everyone the opportunity to have some guidance from someone who may have a bit more experience, all while connecting you with someone who you share commonalities with, so you are able to connect on a personal level! 

 How: Simply fill out an application (answer Little Sister questions if you are applying to be a Little Sister, answer Big Sister questions if you are applying to be a Big Sister.) All ages are welcome for either position, whether it be Big Sister or Little Sister. 

 Reminders: 

  •  Safety is our number one concern. If you were matched with someone and you end up not feeling comfortable with them, contact us immediately. While we don’t think that anyone applying for this event would have any bad intentions, we just want to let all who apply know that they are safe! ☺️ 
  • Make sure that within your application, you are specific as possible. The more specific you are, the better we are able to match you to someone who specifically fits your wants/needs! Please make us aware of any type of person you do or don’t want to be matched with. Remember, your application is 100% private. 

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REMAKING MY COMMISSION POST

Hey guys!
I’m in need of money to be able to pay off my next place and I have no idea but I’ve been charged lots for being in overdrafts again when I’ve had no idea that I’ve been in overdraft because nobody’s been telling me hhhh

SO UH YEAH HERE WE GO

SKETCHES
BUST: £5
WAIST: £8
FULL BODY: £12

PART COLOUR/LINES             PART COLOUR:
LINES:                                       BUST: £9
BUST: £7                                   WAIST: £15
WAIST: £12                               FULL BODY: £17
FULL BODY: £15  

FULL COLOUR
BUST: £12
WAIST: £20
FULL BODY: £25

OTHER STUFF: EG. COMICS/STUFF I CAN’T THINK OF A NAME FOR


GIFS, COMICS AND OTHER THINGS OF THAT CALIBUR, PLEASE GET IN CONTACT FOR A QUOTE!

Message/Email me for a quote!
charliewoodham@gmail.com

THINGS I WON’T DO:

  • extreme nsfw (tasteful is fine)
  • excessive gore
  • hatespeech/hate images/ propganda
  • mechas/really detailed robots

but anything other than that i’m pretty much game unless stated otherwise and i’ll probably tell you i straight up won’t do it

Please signal boost!!
Here’s my art tag if you want to look at more!!

Precious Moments

Time shared,
Time spent,
Time given
Time taken–
each moment
in time
so very precious
and dear.
For every moment
for each time
you’ve given to me
a smile, a laugh
a warm hello
I am grateful to you
beyond any words.

I have come to know
that all moments in time
are so very precious and dear
but moments spent
with you
are so very cherished –
whenever I need a tranquil
escape from the chaos
of life–
I will reach within
and remember
the moments (precious moments)
we two were able to share.
Thank you, my friend
for being there!

Pamela Rae

For a dear friend who soothes my soul, happy once around the sun day.

long ask

http://jewishmagpie.tumblr.com/post/147047245470/whats-particularly-irritating-about-the-state-of

“What’s particularly irritating about the state of the regressive “social justice” movement is that they take actual terms that mean something, twist them until they’re not recognisable, and so reasonable people are left with the impression that those terms don’t exist at all because nobody talks about what they actually mean.

For example:

  • Cultural appropriation
  • Internalised sexism/racism/LGBT-phobia
  • Rape culture
  • Privilege
  • Triggers
  • Representation
  • Queerbaiting

Mazel tov, you’ve managed to make all of those terms look like jokes because you’ve taken them to such nonsensical extremes that nobody takes them seriously.”

what did you mean this and what do the terms actually mean

– submitted anonymously


I think what I said is pretty self-explanatory: that those real terms are abused to a point that they mean nothing. I’ll run through a really basic explanation and example of each one.

Cultural appropriation

  1. When someone fakes being a member of a race/ethnicity that they’re not part of for their own selfish gains. For example: Rachel Dolezal, Shaun King, users on Tumblr that have deliberately lied about being black or Jewish when they absolutely weren’t. 
  2. When someone makes copies/replicas of cultural pieces, lies to say that they’re genuinely from that culture, and makes a profit from it. For example: non-Aboriginal/Native American/etc people that make artifacts from those cultures themselves, then deliberately and fraudulently sell them as genuine to make a profit.

Internalised sexism/racism/LGBT-phobia

  1. When someone genuinely believes that they and the rest of their label are lesser just for having that label. For example: women that think that women as a sex are naturally less intelligent or capable than men; men that think that men as a sex are naturally violent or rapists; black people that think that white people are superior; white people that think that black people are superior; trans people that think that being trans makes them lesser than cis people; bisexuals that think bisexuals are all natural cheaters in relationships; lesbians that think lesbians are disgusting; etc.

Rape culture

  1. An environment or society that normalises or trivialises rape, sexual assault and/or abuse, disregards victims and sometimes can even protect proven rapists/sex offenders. For example: attitudes towards rape and rape victims in Islamic countries; men who have been raped by women only having their rape called “sexual assault” at best; women paedophiles that abuse young boys protected under the guise of “the boys were lucky” and not being treated as seriously as men that abuse minors; the culture of rape in prisons.

Privilege

  1. Special rights, advantages or even immunities given to specific groups or people. For example: the rich being able to pay for top lawyers to help them escape the full extent of the law; celebrities given status that protects them where ordinary people wouldn’t be allowed to get away with crimes.

Triggers

  1. Something that can start a panic or PTSD etc attack based on trauma or something that starts an attack due to a physical medical condition. For example: flashing lights can “trigger” an epileptic fit; loud bangs can “trigger” traumatic memories for soldiers that suffered on the front lines; a certain word or phrase can “trigger” a panic attack if it is associated with a seriously traumatic event.

Representation

  1. Wanting a fair amount of people in real-world job positions that had once been denied to them. For example: encouraging more black people to apply to become police officers; making sure that no one is discriminated against.
  2. Wanting characters in media that are minorities in realistic portrayals that aren’t stereotypes or fetishised tokens, although it’s generally a non-issue. For example: the film Independence Day has a black man and a Jewish man saving the world, but their identities were nothing but incidental; anger over black characters being added that are nothing but lazy black stereotypes or have no personalities at all to make media seem “diverse” when it’s really just a marketing ploy; disabled characters that aren’t there just to underline the difficulties with that disability.

Queerbaiting

(Note: I hate anything with the word “queer” in it, but it’s the only word I know for this, and I personally have never come across a genuine example of this in the media that I’ve personally consumed, but I’m sure that there are examples out there.)

  1. Characters that are deliberately teased as being LGBT by executive “powers that be” to lure in the pro-LGBT crowd and giving knowing “winks” to the fans despite never having any intention on following through on it. (This does not include fans presuming that someone’s LGBT or there’s a gay/lesbian/bisexual couple because of fanon ideas when the “powers that be” directly state that characters aren’t LGBT or that ships aren’t ever going to happen.) For example: if a character was hinted at to be LGBT and when asked, executives/etc kept saying “wait and see” until the show ended to tease fans, the character was never said to be LGBT in canon, and then it turned out that there were no plans to ever have said character as LGBT, making the executives liars; executives/etc not answering fans when they ask if a character is LGBT, they say nothing/very little/make jokes around it, the character isn’t shown as canonically LGBT by the time the media has finished, and then said executives/etc claim that the character could be/might be/is LGBT in nothing more than the commentary or are deliberately obtuse to allow for pro-LGBT people to be snared by marketing instead of actually bothering to have that LGBT character. (This is a confusing one that probably needs its own space to be properly explained.)

The thing is, when you hear these terms in the wild, they aren’t anything like what they actually mean, so they sound like jokes.

Instead of everyone being able to criticise someone for pretending to be Jewish when they’re not as an example of antisemitic cultural appropriation, we have Tumblr getting angry about hairstyles.

Instead of everyone being able to criticise a woman that clearly states, “Women are weak and inferior to men,” we have Tumblr saying that if women aren’t open feminists, they hate themselves.

Instead of everyone being righteously angry about the fact that in a lot of countries, men can’t legally be raped by women (even though they absolutely can be), we have Tumblr getting angry about dark jokes.

Instead of everyone being able to understand that there’s automatic privilege granted to anyone if they have enough money and connections, we have Tumblr angry that white people exist.

Instead of everyone being understanding of real triggers that others need to work through or avoid to protect themselves, we have Tumblr treating them as though they’re nothing more than things that make you feel mildly uncomfortable or something that you personally happen to dislike.

Instead of everyone recognising that there’s good in having a wide variety of people represented in real life and the media, we have Tumblr angry that not everyone in every top job or role is either a woman or non-white – preferably both.

Instead of everyone saying that people behind the media should just be open with LGBT characters and relationships to normalise them and not just tease fans for views without “rocking the boat,” we have Tumblr angry that their always-heterosexual-favourite-characters aren’t kissing and having sex, despite showrunners constantly telling them how that isn’t ever going to happen.

There are real ideas and concepts here, and they’re just not taken seriously at all. They’re all just jokes. And I think that’s both really frustrating and really sad.

A Note of Reflection and Intention

Customers, Friends, and fellow Astral Adventurers,

This is a small blog focused on keeping you in the loop, and to basically be a “state of the business address” so to speak. This is a bit lengthy, there may be errors and misstatements as this was written as a kind of stream-of-consciousness. Please ignore any errors that may be present!

First of all, Magickal Menagerie is composed of two people. We haven’t ever considered ourselves a ‘company’ or a ‘business’ in the classical senses of the world. As we learn, develop, and grow – so does Magickal Menagerie. As we falter, err, and mess up, so does Magickal Menagerie. As we improve, re-evaluate, and progress, so does Magickal Menagerie. We are human. Magickal Menagerie is, in a way, human as it is the reflection of ourselves, our souls, and the work that we do and aim to do. There’s no corporate office, no team of PR agents, and no employees beyond us. We are two hopeful, optimistic, and loving people that want to bring a passion of ours to the world at large. If something we do is upsetting, doesn’t work well, or slows down our process (such as a way we handle shipping, etc.) we want to know about it. Email us, tell us what the issue is, and we promise we will hear you out. As we -are- human, there is also the experience of hate-mail and abusive writing. We believe in all of you. Even those of you that dislike us, wish us harm, we love you still because you are still innately human as we are. You feel the same emotions we feel, though things you may be passionate about are not yet on our radar or have not been examined as closely on our end. We want you to teach us. We want you to show us what matters to you, and if something we do infringes on that, we want to know about it. We aim to stay true to what we personally know, but if we are making an egregious error in your eyes, we want to know about it so we can re-evaluate and re-consider. There will invariably be some differences in our belief systems and those of others, but we don’t aim to bring discomfort to anyone. Magickal Menagerie is a collage of our ideas, our experiences, and our faith. We are pantheistic and hold all divinity very highly in our hearts. We do our best to thoroughly communicate with all entities and share only what we know to be the highest truth. If you can help us expand our knowledge, that is all the better for us. As we learn, so does Magickal Menagerie.

Now, onto the topic of our here-and-there absence from Tumblr and the Internet. We have still been working on orders throughout this time, and we thank you for your patience.

Many have told us not to put our business out there, but we stand by the belief that Magickal Menagerie reflects us as humans. We want transparency and we want improvement for all of you. This is why we want to share with you the reality of the experiences we have had that will make us better able to serve you, to understand you, and to help meet your needs on the personal level.

We went through some rather interesting and momentous changes in our lives, which, unfortunately, have impacted our speed. We expect that to no longer be the case shortly. Over the four years we have been in ‘business,’ we have gone through some interesting shifts. We moved, Carmen was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, we were afterward involved in three car accidents, one of which resulted in months of physical therapy. Curtis was diagnosed with ADHD and Carmen was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, both ailments we have had for quite a long time without realizing it.

During this time we have tried to make sure that our customers and friends did not suffer with waiting and irritation. This was not always the case, and for that we really apologize. We have received treatment. We have had our morale boosted by friends. We have taken each blow as a lesson. Each kind letter and each not-so-kind letter as powerful lessons. We have used these lessons to grow as people. We have worked on expanding ourselves and our services. We believe in personal evolution, and only from pain and struggle can we truly find that within ourselves. We have learned powerful skills of empathy and service from doctors, lawyers, patients, strangers, and old friends. We have been so supremely blessed to finally understand our struggles and symptoms and to be able to do something about them. We are so supremely blessed to also have such caring friends, customers, peers, and spirit companions who were there every step of the way. We will not take that patience, that help, and that guidance for granted. They were tools we will use to further ourselves, to further our craft, and to further our grasp on what we do.

There is still much more to do, to learn, to make, and to understand, to learn, and to improve but this is our dedication, our pledge to do so. You have all blessed us, and we hope to do good in this world in return for the grace afforded to us.

This period will be remembered as one of the most tumultuous in history. There are masses of people coming together, building each other, becoming stronger individually. We want to be a part of that. We want to help expand consciousness, learn and teach, grow and help grow. In this time that we have been with you, we have received numerous letters, art pieces, gifts, care packages, kind notes, and amazing stories. We have connected some beautiful, powerful, lovely entities with people of equal beauty, power, and love. That is the intrinsic reward for us. There are many things we could be doing. There are many things we could try to do. Magickal Menagerie has been one of the biggest challenges of both of our lives. It is, however, the most fulfilling thing either of us have been able to do. We felt the call to do it, and we have been blessed to do it as long as we have. We look forward to four more years. We look forward to growing, evolving, and doing better by each and every one of you. It is a work in progress. Nothing is built or perfected overnight, and we are not sure we will ever be the perfect duo that this world and these people deserve, but we dearly want to be. You have all been so amazing, so insightful, and so transformative. We are all struggling with something. Every one of you we have spoken with in depth, every one of those order notes or emails has opened our eyes to how much each of you deal with. There’s so much anxiety, tension, dysphoria, and drama in this world, and so many of us are reaching for any amount of peace we can obtain.

Here’s to the creation of great change, and to the creation of great peace.

This world is wild, wonderful, terrifying, and in major need of new voices.

We are going to work on some ways to channel the transformative voices of our community (the paranormal community/spirit companion community), and are working on ideas that will allow for open, peaceful communication that evokes understanding rather than violent discourse. So many people are hurting, and over different things. Maybe we can create change through understanding at this lower, community level. Maybe we can learn from each other if we open our minds a bit.

We cannot thank you enough for teaching us about your passions – about what excites you and upsets you, and for teaching us also about the beautiful spectrum of experiences there are in spirituality. This is the most diverse, powerful, and experimental community we have had the blessing of experiencing, and we hope to help it grow in all the right ways.

We love each and every one of you – customers, friends, commentators. We haven’t had the ability or time to communicate with you all in the ways we have wanted to, but that time and that forum is coming. We thank you guys for the outpouring of support we have had since opening and especially as we have grown and evolved. We started (online) on April 16th 2013 with a big dream to show people our experiences in the otherrealm. When we were first experiencing the spirit companionship aspect of our journeys, it was not an affordable venture if you wanted to have the work done for you. Justifiably so, as the conjurers at the time were overloaded and were pioneering an art that we hope to continue to develop conjointly. We had a dream to be able to bring a different aspect to this ‘market,’ and connect amazing beings with people of equal bravery and gall. This idea was a turning point for us, something we were and still are highly passionate about.

Truthfully, we never expected anything to come of it.

Now we have a community of people supporting us, teaching us, and showing us things we have never experienced. This is the highest blessing to us. No matter what struggle we have gone through trying to maintain it, grow it, nurture it, and make sure that it helps the most people, this dream and this blessing has been the highest honor we could have received. You have trusted us with helping you on one of the most momentous of journeys, and for that we cannot thank you enough. That is something we will never forget or take for granted.

You are the soul that brings life to this project, and you are the breath that inspires it.

We love you all, and thank you.

Here’s to four more years. ❤

Happy anniversary. 4/16/17

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joshg1973  asked:

I see "bnc" in your tags. What does bnc stand for?

I know there are many uses for the acronym BNC but in this case, it is for Brand New Congress. 

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I was looking for ways to have a greater political impact. Through working on @berniesrevolution I have some reach here on tumblr, I can expound on my political ideas and get people thinking about what is going on in the world and working on it. Working with the mods on there we went and created SandersDemocrats.org and were able to raise thousands of dollars for candidates in the 2016 election. 

But I needed to find a like-minded community and a larger impact on politics in the future. 

So, I have been working with both Brand New Congress and Our Revolution to try and identify candidates and help them gain the notoriety and funding needed to win elections. 

While Social Media Activism is Important, supporting and electing candidates that hold your values is the only way to get real change occurring in our political system


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My name is Hannah (@dailyprophet ) and I am the ‘Headmaster’ of the HarryPotterNetwork. I started this network almost a year ago, and since then I’ve had the absolute honor of being able to get to know some of the greatest people I’ve ever met. I never thought this net would ever hit 1k, but even more so I never thought I’d be apart of a community that felt like family. This post is just my way of saying thank you so much for everything you’ve done. 

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SWF 6

“Sailing with Fire”

Rated M for eventual smut.

Summary: Lucy is in desperate need of a break from the mage life and embarks on a two week long cruise alongside her partner, Natsu. What they don’t know is that it’s a cruise designed specifically for couples. With no other choice than to pretend they are married, the two try to enjoy the cruise the best they can all the while dealing with uncharted feelings.

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Natsu’s eyes slowly opened as light washed over his face. He tried to lift his arm to rub his eyes, only to find that there was a foreign weight on top of it. Turning his head, his eyes nearly bugged out of their sockets at the sight of Lucy cuddling against him, her head resting over his arm and her legs straddling his side. Her breasts were pushed against his side as well, though he tried not to pay attention to that. Instead, he awed at the peaceful smile that was glued to her face. He had seen it countless of times, yet it still managed to lighten his heart.
A lock of golden hair over her face caught his attention. His fingers itched to move it, but that would’ve been pushing the boundary between them. They were best friends, not lovers. It wasn’t something that he should’ve done. And yet he found his hand moving on its own as it brushed her hair behind her.
“What am I getting myself into?” Natsu wondered with a frown. Before, he was fine with their relationship. Their friendship was the most important thing in the world to him, he didn’t want to go and screw that up. But now that they were sleeping in the same bed, spending every minute together, and even pretending to be married, he couldn’t help but want to act on his feelings. Was that so wrong of him?
Eventually, Lucy’s eyes fluttered open as well, prompting Natsu to lay stiff as a board and pretend to be asleep. There was no way in hell he was going to let her know that he was watching her sleep. Not happening.
The blonde brought a hand to her face and sleepily rubbed her eyes. Then, her brown eyes fully opened to see exactly what position she was in. Barely suppressing a squeal, the girl scampered out of bed, crashing onto the floor with a loud thump. Cursing as she rubbed her aching bum, she glanced back at the bad, her cheeks rosy. She was just cuddling with Natsu.
The worst part of it was that she enjoyed it for a split millisecond.
How did things get like this? And what exactly did that even mean? Things were getting complicated and messy, and she hated messy situations.
Natsu took the thick silence as his cue to ‘wake up.’ With an exaggerated yawn, the boy rose and stretched his arms over his head. Glancing towards Lucy, he gave her a slightly strained grin.
“Morning, Luce!” he greeted.
“G-Good morning,” the girl replied. She was just glad that Natsu didn’t know about their impromptu cuddling session. Standing up, she brushed herself off and smiled at her partner. “Are you ready to go to the spa?”
“I guess. Can we get breakfast first?”
“Of course. We’ll go to the dining-”
Lucy shut her mouth as she remembered the couple they shared a table with. Jun, who couldn’t stop staring at her like a piece of meat, and Loly, who was clearly lusting for Natsu. The blonde didn’t know why, but the latter seemed to piss her off more than the former. All she knew was that she didn’t want to be around them ever again.
“Can we just get something from a shop?” Lucy suggested with an awkward grin.
Natsu arched a brow. “What? No way. The food is better at the dining hall and it’s free. You love free things, why don’t you want to go to the dining hall?”
“No reason!” As if she was going to admit she was jealous. “I’ll go get dressed then.”
“You aren’t going to shower?”
“Nope! We’ll just sweat anyways when we go to the spa.”
“Gross.”
“I guess a little. But it’s relaxing.”
“If you say so.”
Lucy quickly got dressed into a pink sundress with white flowers printed on it. The dress was loose and flowy, easy to take off. Going to a spa, she was sure she was going to undress plenty of times.
The two left the room hand in hand, this time not as embarrassed as before. Their hands fit perfectly together and they found they enjoyed holding each other’s hands. Even without thinking of it, one would grab the other’s hand.
Reaching the dining hall, Lucy immediately frowned as her eyes landed on Loly and Jun eating at the table. She was hoping they would come at different times and avoid each other completely.
Of course, Loly’s red eyes lit up at the sight of Natsu. She was adorned in a tank top that barely concealed her breasts and had an annoyingly large hat on her head.
“Good morning, Natsu!” she greeted, waving him over.
“Yo!” the boy replied, much to Lucy’s annoyance.
The blonde sighed as she sat beside Jun, who was already looking her up and down. What she would give to summon Virgo to make a hole underneath their seats and send them into the ocean… Even Taurus wasn’t as obvious with his staring. Okay, that wasn’t true. But Jun was still pretty obvious.
“Good morning, sunshine,” Jun greeted.
Lucy sighed. “Morning.”
“That dress is nice. It looks real good on you.”
“Thanks, because I definitely wore it to get your approval.”
“Feisty. I like it.”
“Yeah? You should really like your wife instead.”
Meanwhile, Natsu didn’t have a problem talking to Loly at all. There were strange times in which she would touch his arm, but it wasn’t anything he couldn’t handle. He didn’t know Loly too well, but he thought she was nice. And a person’s kindness was important to him.
“What are your plans for today, Natsu?” Loly asked. “I’m going to the pool later, care to join?”
“Nah, Lucy and I are going to the spa,” Natsu answered, his eyes lighting up once the waiter delivered his food.
“You don’t seem too excited about that,” Loly commented with a cocky grin.
“Ehh, spas aren’t my thing. Well, I’ve never been to one so I’m not sure if they are or not. But I would rather be at the pool.”
“Really? Well then why don’t you come with me? I’m sure Lucy won’t mind!”
Natsu frowned and shook his head. “Nah. I’d rather stay with Lucy!” With that, the boy began stuffing his face with chicken, unnoticing the pout that rested on Loly’s face. What he did notice, however, was Jun’s incessant flirting with Lucy.
Turning his head, Natsu watched as Jun went into a spiel about how much he works out at the gym. And though his body was nothing like Natsu’s, it was clear that he took good care of it. Natsu’s eyes darted over to Lucy to see her reaction of it. To his delight, the blonde wasn’t interested in the slightest and was clearly only listening to be polite.
Natsu glanced at Jun again. He couldn’t blame him for trying to flirt with Lucy- well, besides the fact that he had a wife. Lucy was gorgeous, by far the most attractive person on the ship in his opinion. Hell, he hadn’t met someone he regarded as more beautiful than her. The girls at the guild were pretty, of course, but he could never see any of them past something similar to a sister.
Lucy was different. He’d had a crush on her for a while- ever since she skipped out on a date to go on a mission with him, to be exact. Something about her choosing him over someone else sparked something within him he couldn’t explain. But he recently discovered that his feelings went deeper than a simple crush when Lucy refused to run from Kain on Tenrou Island. It was then that he knew he had serious feelings for the blonde, feelings that he had never experienced before.
Wanting to end the one-sided conversation between Jun and Lucy, Natsu scooted his chair closer to the blonde to get her attention. He grinned seeing her smile in relief.
“How’s the food this time?” Natsu asked, nudging the girl.
“Much better now,” Lucy answered, her smile growing. “I’m excited to go to the spa! I haven’t been to one in years!”
“You know, we could sweat anywhere.”
“It’s not just sweating! There are massages and mud baths!”
“Mud baths?” Natsu repeated in disgust. “You actually want to bathe in mud?”
“It sounds gross, but it’s really good for your skin!” Lucy replied. “It’s going to be fun, I promise!”
Loly watched the couple talk in frustration. It was clear Natsu enjoyed talking to his wife more than her, and that bothered her to no end. She was just as attractive and young as Lucy! Surely she could get Natsu’s attention with her looks! Unless their love truly was strong enough to prevent such a thing. And she was going to find out.
“You two are adorable!” Loly swooned. “You two should kiss!”
Lucy’s face was set ablaze. “W-What?”
“Kiss!” the other girl repeated. “What’s the harm? It’s just showing your husband some love, see?” She leaned closer to Jun and planted her lips over his in a chaste kiss. “Like that!”
“Umm, I’m not really one for kissing outside of the bedroom.”
“Just a peck!”
“No thank you.”
“Oh c'mon, Lucy! Don’t be such a stick in the mud! Just do it!”
“No, Loly. The answer is no.”
Thick silence hung over the group like a blanket. Lucy kept her gaze over her food, completely annoyed. Who the hell was Loly to judge her like that for not wanting to kiss Natsu? Sure, they were supposedly married, but still. Why did she want to see that anyways?
Natsu frowned, also annoyed with Loly. He didn’t know why she was so interested in seeing them kiss, but that didn’t matter. What mattered was that now Lucy was upset.
Loly smirked, her plan having worked out perfectly. “I’m sorry for pushing you, Lucy. I guess I just don’t know when to stop! Anyways, Jun and I will be heading out now. Have fun at the spa!”
With that, the other couple left, though not before Loly patted Natsu’s arm. Lucy breathed a huge sigh of relief, already feeling her irritation slip away now that the catalysts for it were gone. Still, she needed to sit in silence for a few more moments before she was able to speak again.
“Want to go to the spa now?” Lucy questioned, glancing at her partner.
Natsu flinched, surprised to suddenly hear her voice. He studied the girl’s face in concern. “You okay, Luce? We don’t have to go today if you don’t want to.”
“No way! We’re going. I’m not going to let some minor thing keep me from a spa!”
Natsu grinned noticing the fire within Lucy’s brown orbs. Standing from his seat, he held his hand out towards the blonde.
“Let’s go then!” he exclaimed.
Lucy grinned as well and took his hand, allowing him to lead her away. Both of their cheeks warmed from the small contact but they brushed it off. For now, they were solely going to focus on the spa.

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How to Study for AP Physics

I’ve gotten quite a few questions on how I “self-studied” for AP Physics, so I decided to make one cohesive post talking about what methods I used. I answered the question earlier in an ask (here), but it was pretty disorganized, so I tried to structure it better here! Sorry it’s still pretty long though :c

– MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The reason that I said I “self-studied” physics was because my teacher didn’t really teach during the school year. Additionally, there’s honestly way too much to cover in the book for my teacher to go through all of it, so I don’t really blame him all that much. It’s up to you to take the initiative to go through the book and really learn the material that wasn’t covered during class.
  • LUCKILY, our tests were really difficult, so I think I was very well prepared for the actual AP exam! :’)
  • I found my study methods during second semester (rip me) (oh first semester sighs), so hopefully some of these tips can help you early on!

– STAY CAUGHT UP

  • For Physics, it is essential to stay caught up throughout the year. A lot of the concepts are cumulative and have to do with each other. Chances are, you’ll see concepts you learned from first semester appearing towards the end of second semester.
  • Although other topics (such as electricity/magnetism) don’t seem like they have anything to do with mechanics (ie. friction, kinematics), it’s actually very beneficial if you fully understood the earlier concepts. Being able to make connections between various concepts not only helps with remembering, but it also greatly improves your understanding!
  • Also, by the time midterms/finals come around, you’ll find that it’s extremely beneficial to have had fully understood the concepts the first time around. Instead of re-studying the information you crammed into your head the first time around, all you have to do now is just do some review and hopefully you’ll be good to go! 
  • Also, if you don’t understand something, ask. If your teacher isn’t capable of answering, try seeing of any of your classmates understand! If not, you can always turn to tumblr :’) If I’m capable, I’ll try to answer too HAHA

– PREVIEWING

  • I found that previewing the lessons were really helpful, because as my teacher went over the bare minimums/basics during class (with no explanations offered - just typically formulas that we needed to know etc), I was able to understand the lesson better. I knew the reason why certain things were, and I even knew most of the formulas ahead of time! This created less stress/pressure for me, because I didn’t feel completely lost during class as I did in the beginning oops haha

– THE IMPORTANCE OF CONCEPTS

  • Tbh I chose AP Physics as my science course because I’m more confident with math than straight memorization, and I heard that Physics involved a lot of math. And it is true! However, if you’re only taking AP Physics ½, it’s algebra-based. Which means that it’s not hard math - you just have to know how to apply it.
  • And that’s where concepts come in. Silly me first semester, I just did the math-based practice problems and did well on all the chapter tests (which were all FRQ-style). But when it came to midterms/finals, I pretty much bombed the multiple choice because my concept wasn’t up to par.
  • Take the time and READ YOUR BOOK. Read through the paragraphs (there aren’t that many thANK) of explanations and examples that are provided, and make sure you really truly understand what’s going on. 
  • Knowing how to merely solve the FRQ problems will be useless in the long run if you don’t know the concepts/reasoning behind them - especially because Collegeboard has revamped the FRQs to be more conceptual this year!!

– FIND YOUR STUDY METHOD

Everyone studies differently, and everyone has a different technique that will work best for them. Experiment with different methods and see what works for you - but I’ll list what I did below if anyone wants to try what I did!

TAKING NOTES FROM THE TEXTBOOK

  • As I said earlier, I thought I could skate past first semester with the little information my teacher provided during class and a grasp on the math in physics. HOWEVER, I realized that that was far from the truth. What helped me was going through the book and taking close notes.
  • Taking close notes isn’t that difficult with Physics, because it’s honestly more examples/math than pure text with explanations. BUT, because it’s like that, most of the information provided ends up being very crucial, so pay close attention.
  • My notes focused on concepts (and the reason behind them), and the occasional formula/equation (and the reasoning/proof as well).

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

  • This step is important because oftentimes gaps in understanding will be filled by reading about it through various other sources. Each book will have their own way of explaining it, and some may even have additional information that will help with better understanding!
  • I had a copy of the former AP Physics textbook at home, as well as two other “textbooks.” I also used my Barron’s AP book from time to time to practice problems!
  • Also I used khanacademy on youtube (LIFESAVER) to help with concepts when I didn’t understand something. They also have some problem examples that they work out for you - so that’s pretty useful as well!

– MEMORIZING EQUATIONS

  • AP Physics is now allowed an equation sheet on the AP exam. HOWEVER, I suggest that you memorize all the equations anyways. As long as you do enough practice problems, the formulas will end up being burned in your head anyways LOL. Tbh, during the AP exam, it’s pretty inconvenient to keep flipping to the equation sheet. I’m pretty sure it’s found at the very front of your test booklet, and you can’t rip it out or anything. Fortunately I don’t think I really used it, so I think I saved some time flipping back and forth~
  • Also if you want to take the SAT II subject test, they don’t provide an equation sheet, so gotta be prepared for that too!

– PRACTICE PROBLEMS

  • Again, I personally think Physics is one of the more math-heavy lab sciences out there. So while I really emphasize the importance of understanding and getting the concepts behind everything, you cannot slack on the math either!
  • Also, some concepts can be remembered/deduced through the equations/formulas, which i love :’) 
  • The way my book was structured, was that the practice problems were structured by level of difficulty. You probably won’t be assigned most of the problems for homework, so it is up to you to practice them yourself. Keep practicing them until you can get through them easily and things start making more sense to you. 
  • Speed is very important, because it’s not just understanding, but it’s being fluent and being able to get to the answer in a quick, efficient manner. This matters when you take tests/quizzes~
  • At the end of each chapter in my book, there were “general” problems - basically problems that require you to combine multiple concepts that you’ve learned so far. these are really good practice for several reasons:
  1. They prepare you for midterms/finals/the AP exam where they won’t tell you what type of problem you’re facing - you’re just going to have to figure out which concepts/equations are needed for each problem
  2. It helps you see problems in different angles // ie. problems you thought could only be solved in one manner, can actually be solved by using different concepts that you learned before! this can help you become more efficient too woopwoop
  3. They’re typically not easy problems, so if you can do these with not too much of a struggle, then you’re pretty much set :’) although tbh if you can’t do some of them, don’t panic/stress either, because some of them will most likely be harder than the types of problems that your teacher chooses to use on his/her exam.

– LABS I FORGOT TO ADD THIS EARLIER I’M SORRY

  • UNDERSTAND YOUR LABS. ACTUALLY DO YOUR LABS. BE HANDS ON. PREVIEW THEM VERY WELL BEFORE YOU WALK INTO THE CLASSROOM. do not be a potato sack and watch your labmates do your lab for you, because it will help with understanding if you actively participate and make connections during the process
  • and also as i mentioned earlier the new ap exam is much more focused on concepts so knowing how to perform certain experiments will help you in the long run ^-^

Annnnd I think that’s all! If there’s anything else I remember, I’ll make sure to update this post. I know pretty much all of this sounds basic, but it’s what worked for me~ it’s honestly just a lot of hard work and diligence. Physics is not an overnight/cramming kind of class, and I really advise to be on top of things and to not leave studying until the last minute. Try to understand things while you go through the lessons, and GOOD LUCK. I BELIEVE IN YOU. it’s tough work but hey man hey it’ll be okay ^-^ do not be too disheartened either if you don’t get into the swing of things right away~ as long as you can say you gave it your all without any regrets I’d say that’s pretty gr8 already uwu