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anonymous asked:

Where do you see what the most popular ships are? I'm really self-conscious about Genyatta right now because like people who don't ship Genyatta just whore Genji out to everyone else and don't give a shit about Zenyatta or his love life lmao i hate people.

Tumblr released a “ship metrics” post where they compile data collected throughout their website and it listed the “Top 20 Ships” on this website. From Overwatch, only McHanzo and Reaper76 made the list. 

I’m sorry you feel that way, though. I don’t think people mean to ‘whore Genji out’ or purposely neglect Zenyatta; it’s just that people like different ships. It’s okay to have different tastes, but I can see why you might feel frustrated. I know some people can overlook or brush by Genyatta. 

If it makes you feel any better, I personally love Genyatta. I’ve joked about this with my sister and a couple friends before, but if Michael Chu approached me and said, “If you delete the McHanzo blog right now, I’ll make Genyatta canon. Do we have a deal?” I’d take that in a heartbeat. That’s how much I love them together. 

It’s a very nice, wholesome ship and I think it’s extremely healthy for both Zenyatta and Genji. Not to say that any other ships with either of them are unhealthy, but their history proves that being together brings them both peace of mind and they get along so well. I have a lot of Genyatta feelings and I’ll try not to bore any of our followers with my spiel. I don’t mind any other Zenyatta-based or Genji-based ships (I believe we can all get along despite having different ships), but Genyatta comes awfully close to McHanzo in my books. 

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Drawn To Life

Diego Luna/ Reader

Originally posted by diegolunadaily

Words: 1,639

Summary: You never expected to get a reply at two in the morning, let alone have these marks change your life.

Prompt: “Whatever mark you get on your skin your soulmate gets it too so one day, you just kind of just get a sharpie and start writing on your skin. You definitely didn’t expect to get a reply, but you did. Now it’s five in the morning and you’re just about covered in ink and this will be a pain to wash off later.”

Tagging: @kwaiky, @myfriendmagislit

Requested by: @ly–canthrope

Author’s notes: Oh, shit, this request has been sitting in my drafts for so long. Thank you for your patience, Madison!! I haven’t written RPF in a loong time since I’m always afraid people will come at me with pitchforks and fire bc I wrote RPF. Oh well!


Another sleepless night, huh?

You stare at the ceiling for a few more seconds before you roll over to turn on the lamp.

The clock glows a disappointing 2:13 AM.

You haven’t been getting much sleep lately but found that doodling often calmed you enough to lull you to sleep. Digging into the bedside drawer for a Sharpie, you start to play around with a flower design. Marveling at your handy work on your forearm, you start to notice a mark appear next to one of the flowers.

No. Way.

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Something I really want all of my followers to understand

I absolutely adore you guys. 

Truly, I do. 

I’ve had several conversations recently that make me feel as if I need to let you guys know how absolutely vital you are to this fandom, and how valuable you are to me. 

For the record, guys, any of you are always welcome to jump in on any discussion I’m having, at any time. I’m here to make friends, and beyond that, I want to hear other perspectives. It’s one of the things I love most about this community. I love hearing from you - your opinions make me think, they challenge me, they inspire me, they are pretty much what I am here for. 

Also, I am beyond honored when any of you are inspired by my ramblings. Please, feel free to use any elements from any of my headcanons or metas or fics. I do ask that you tag me, if you feel comfortable doing so, only so I can read your wonderful work. <3 

Don’t be intimidated by me. I’ve gotten this from a couple of folks recently, it kind of wigs me out blows my mind. In fact, don’t be intimidated by anyone. I’m seriously just a dorky girl on a computer, and we’re all just people. In the words of Jim Kirk, “We are the same.”

So, please, folks, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts, to counter, to approach from a new angle, to add on to something I’ve posted, to adopt a headcanon, to shoot me an ask or a request, or to just drop in and say, “Hi!” 

I love it when you do.

Healing & Medications

Many folk who take prescription medications find it useful to have a routine around taking their meds.  Taking medications at a consistent time both help you remember to take them, and improve the efficiency of the medication itself (boy was this drilled into me during IOP!)

Pagans often find their spirituality compliments and impacts their health routines (a popular example is herbal medicines).  Because most pagans find science compliments their beliefs, I’ve been thinking about how the routine of taking medications can become a spiritual act.

  • Saying a blessing/affirmation before taking medications
  • Setting medications out before hand (like at night, if taken in morning) and asking a healing deity to bless them
  • If meds must be taken after eating, including a certain food/drink in your meal for healing purposes (something that goes well with, and doesn’t counteract, your specific medication(s))
  • If taking pills with water, using a specific cup/glass you’ve blessed or charged
  • If appropriate for the medication in question, setting out the meds to be charged by the moon or sun or such (like on windowsill)
  • Storing your meds near a crystal or other healing stone.
  • Ritualistically cleaning your hands before administering your medication
  • Putting sigils on medication bottles or bags

Those are just a few ideas.  I bet many folk already do such things. I would be super interested in hearing about what you do!  (please tag me maybe?)  This is just something on my mind this morning.

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Take Me To Church
Hozier
Take Me To Church

The Areté of Aphrodite

Personal Praxis of Areté and Kharis with the Theoi

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Areté is a complex topic, heavy with implications of knowledge and the importance of humanity, but I aim to simplify the subject and allow us to experiment with areté and kharis. Areté, at its most simple, is excellency of virtue, with connotations of understanding and morality. Truly though, it is about enacting or embodying excellency of any sort; in the same way heroes are not necessarily good, areté does not necessarily imply goodness or beneficent acts or virtues. Areté is about reaching our highest human potential, which many philosophers retain in the realm of knowledge and contemplation, but I would like to take a nod towards other sorts of virtues. As a devotional practice, why not consider and personally try to maintain an excellence of those traits and virtues which we most admire from the theoi? Borrowing heavily from my inspirations, I’ve come up with a brief series of “virtues” with which to align ourselves with the areté, or most excellent traits and nature, of Aphrodite, and in doing so draw closer to her and further kharis with her.

There are a lot of considerations to make when beginning such a devotional project. There’s the virtues themselves, the deity in question, the timing, and of course, the manner in which you will actively work on encompassing said virtues. All of these factors deserve serious consideration, and perhaps a bit of divination to see if the things decided are in line with the will and desires of the theos in question. Shortly after coming up with this idea, I purchased a second hand book on the tales of courtesans. If there was anyone who set me towards thoughts of Golden Aphrodite, it was the infamous women of Paris and Venice, whose beauty, cunning, and sex made the world their oyster (trite, I know, but appropriate). While I’m playing with punnery, I also wanted to begin with Aphrodite because one her her epithets is “Praxis” meaning action, of course, but here specifically meaning sexual actions. It was to good a word play to pass up! I had a good long think about the traits successful courtesans had which were also traits which could align me to The Queen Melissa. I came up with a short list originally, but nearly doubled it over time. I also wanted to use a number associated with Aphrodite, and decided upon twelve virtues, which is twice six; six like the sacred geometry of honeycomb. For timing, I’m going to let that be your decision, but I would recommend either a week per virtue, for three months of devotional focus, or else a month per virtue, for a year of Venusian areté. 

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Onto the virtues of Venus

Rather than create a laundry list of definitions and potential devotional activities, I’m going to instead list the virtues themselves, and a few ways to approach them. Defining and redefining your understanding of those virtues, and developing the practices, habits, and activities that will allow you to encompass them should be an integral part of the devotional activity. If folks like what I’ve created and wish to take up the task for themselves (and I hope you do), and wish to share, then please feel free to tag your thoughts, acts, questions, and reflections on the topic with “arete praxis”. If instead you come up with your own virtues and stations for other theoi, please feel free to use that tag as well! As for Aphrodite:

The First Virtue: Beauty

- understand and embody beauty, both naturally endowed and created

-understand and create beauty for beauty’s sake, your own and in the world

-find and understand beauty in others and in the world, and find ways to elevate it or share it

The Second Virtue: Timing

-understand, embody, and live a good sense of timing

-rediscover timing in rhythm, the body, and the social world

-understand timing and epiphany in mythos and why it mattered

-understand “gut instinct” and timing as it pertains to your relationships, and actively work on yours

The Third Virtue: Brazenness

-understand and embody boldness, in all of its potential iterations, cheek, aggression, conviction, etc

-understand when and why a lack of modesty is a good thing

-understand the difference between being forward and confident vs. outrageous and impertinent

-embody fierceness in all you do, but especially in the way you love and that which you defend 

The Fourth Virtue: Grace

-understand and embody grace, and the ever changing and mutable nature of graciousness

-embody the wildness and patience of grace, and understand how grace and timing relate

-rediscover the grace in others, and how grace and beauty so often coexist

-unlearn grace as physical poise, and rediscover spiritual grace without any gender-specific or Abrahamic trappings

The Fifth Virtue: Charm

-understand charm, much easier said than done, what does the ability to please really entail, or to enchant?

-embody charm, understand the social cues which will cause others to find you magical, to be drunk on you

-understand how timing, grace, and brazenness may all be a part of your charm

-rediscover, contemplate, and emulate the charms of Aphrodite in her mythos

The Sixth Virtue: Brilliance

-understand how intelligence, reflection, and luminosity are related

-understand the many forms of brilliance of Aphrodite

-rediscover your own personal radiance

-embody and reflect the brilliance of Aphrodite in as full a way as possible

The Seventh Virtue: Flirtation

-understand how timing is an inherent factor in flirtation

-understand how charm, brazenness and flirtation relate

-rediscover the fun of flirtation, rediscover its power

-embody flirtation, be coquettish in all you do

The Eighth Virtue:  Gaiety

-understand the importance of having and creating a good time

-rediscover a sense of joie de vivre

-learn to create joy, and understand how previous virtues can effect joy

The Ninth Virtue: Sensuality

-understand sensuality, both natural and created

-infuse sensuality into your daily life, and your relationships

-rediscover the power of suggestion and the senses

-understand the intimate relationship between beauty and the senses

The Tenth Virtue: Seduction

-rediscover the power of sexuality

-bring sexuality into your daily life and practice seduction

-contemplate seduction as arousal and penetration of the soul

-use the power of sex for constructive means

The Eleventh Virtue: Rapture

-understand the concepts behind rapture, being caught in the moment, the small death, and resurrection

-contemplate the concept of being seized and swept away in her mythos

-contemplate sensuality seduction, and worship and their relationship to rapture

-become enraptured, and bring others to rapture

The Twelfth Virtue: Discernment

- understand how discernment is an essential part of love and life

-contemplate the power plays of her mythos, and

-contemplate how brilliance, timing, and justness can be integral to discernment

-practice discernment as an essential and meaningful part of your life

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As for me, I will be personally beginning my Vensuian virtues in August, and will be doing each virtue weekly. I will be brilliant, and charming, and gay. I will take a lover, and bring them rapture, and bring them to the shrine of Aphrodite Praxis, and they will take me to church. 

at the moment I’m typing this (December 31st, 2016) a lot of joke posts about what year we’ll be starting tomorrow are going around. for folks with psychosis and dissociation, seeing a post that says “welcome to 2012!” can cause a lot of confusion, and potentially even lead to panic. If you are going to make/reblog posts that say any year other than 2017 (that is the year we are actually going into) please use some tag that indicates that it is in fact a joke. #misinformation should suffice.

I hope all my fellow people who have trouble with time and memory have a clear, non confusing end to 2016 and year of 2017!

trickstercheshi  asked:

I LOVE YOUR ART. Do you have any tips for making a witchsona? Yours is so cute!

Thank you! A witchsona is mostly like any other ‘persona’; you’re taking your personality and the things you like, and distilling it down within a theme, world, or guideline.
I suggest going through the witchsona tag for ideas and inspiration if you can’t think of anything right away. Witchsonas have a lot of variation because what qualifies as a ‘witch’ is different for each person. Some folks have been doing really mahou shoujo type witches (big fancy outfits and themed magical powers; like magical girls in a lot of anime) and others take a sorta harry potter route (less costume-y outfits, spells and magic have rules, more use of ‘traditional’ fantasy witch stuff). There are a few people who have also gone for a more realistic witch, focusing on witch-y aesthetics and real practices (tarot card reading, using herbs and stones, etc). You should choose whichever you like best, or that you think represents what kind of powers and abilities you’d want.

After deciding what kind of universe you’re adhering to, you gotta figure how you’ll look like, what kind of environment you’re in, your familiars, powers, etc. I’ve seen a lot of people that pick one or two themes and base their design around that (like this hella mushroom witch, or this trash witch). Some people reference their disabilities or interests (like this one with blood circulation problems, this one likes knitting, and this stock witch probably loves to cook). Some people draw themselves in clothing they already own (from jeans and a t-shirt, to lolita fashion), and others draw themselves in clothing they’d want to own. Familiars are usually people’s pets, their favourite animal, or a creature they feel matches their theme.

My witchsona is around the ‘harry potter esque’ mark. It follows a kind of mori girl aesthetic, both in the outfit I’m wearing and the heavy influence of nature themes. I imagine there’s more fantasy type creatures and plant/herb/blood/fairytale-ish magic than anything as flashy as the stuff that goes on in madoka or sailor moon. My familiars are my two pets hens.

Hope that helps!  

anonymous asked:

Hey non skam related question but I was wondering in languages like French which are very gendered how do you address someone who is gender neutral like what pronouns should you use sorry if this is insulting to you I just don't want to offend people as I am currently learning French and want to talk to French people thanks for your help

No worries! I don’t speak French that much anymore so I’m not super up to date on what the queer folks are doing the most but for pronouns I heard “iel” is used instead of “il” and “elle”? But I think there are other options.

And then using dots for gendered verbs etc.?
For example, if I want to say: I am glad. I will write it: je suis content.e

That does not work orally though, no idea how folks are doing to remove gender from the language when they’re talking to each other IRL. You should check out folks posting in the #bagaitte tag (it’s a queer French tag) and maybe ask some of them.

Sorry I couldn’t help more. :/ I rarely speak French anymore, like I said, and when I do is via text.

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stimming app!

i was going to send this as an ask but it ended up being rlly long but!! i found this blog through some other blogs with slime and other stim stuff and i saw someone recommend that fireworks app, and i realized that sooo many people on here could benefit from the following app:

Fluid Monkey

short explanation: liquid in a bowl simulator

long explanation: it’s so customizable??? i have it on my ipad and i think it’s available for android as well

it has eight preset things that vary how thick the liquid appears and what they appear to be in (Bowl Of Paint, Gelatin, Ink In Water, etc)

you get sliders for opacity, force, amount of sparkles in the liquid, friction, pressure, speed, and diffusion, as well as the option to slide a ball around in it and it’ll swish the liquid around. i typically find a preset that’s close to what i’m in the mood for and then mess with the sliders until it’s perfect.

you can make the liquid any color you want and, as part of it having really good realistic physics, you can set it to have the liquid sink to the bottom if you hold your device upright

it’s super soothing and has come in handy a lot when i dont have something stimmy with me, and could be a really good stealthy stim if you aren’t comfortable using a stim toy publicly and just want to look like you’re playing on your phone

anyway!! it’s called Fluid Monkey and it’s really good and i want other ppl to know about it!!! :Dc


!!!! Thank you for sharing this, what a cool sounding app! I’m going to check it out right now :D

drm-kllr  asked:

tips on presenting more androgynous?

There are a lot of ways you can go with this.  Each individual’s idea of androgynous presentation is different.  My androgyny is a flat chest and beard combined with pretty pink clothes, rhinestones, and floral patterns. Or sometimes it’s lady’s capris with a dress shirt and tie.  It’s basically whatever I’m comfortable with.  I go for mixing up elements that are traditionally considered masculine and feminine, in the hopes that the “mixed signals” about my gender identity will overload the onlooker’s systems and make them think really hard about what gender they’re going to pick for me (because chances are they’re going to pick one, unfortunately.  And they very rarely pick gender neutral).

The idea of what androgyny looks like in the media is based on white, thin, able-bodied individuals.  So when we start figuring out what androgynous is for us, we need to begin with challenging the assumptions we have about it.  Does our idea of androgyny mean a lack of curves?  Does it require the funds to get all your clothes tailored to fit perfectly? Does it require just enough makeup to cover up what we’re told are flaws, but not so much makeup that we’re coded as feminine? Why do we have to erase feminity to be androgynous, but it’s OK to have flat chests and narrow hips traditionally associated with men?

Any individual who gives tips on being androgynous are giving you their own idea of what androgyny is.  That may not fit what you need.  If you’re dysphoric about something that other androgynous people like to do/wear, for example, then following their tips would be really bad for you.

We were just talking about tips on androgyny for DMAB folks who want to focus less on masculinity, if that’s useful to you: http://nbselfielove.tumblr.com/tagged/resources

If you want to go the route of the current popular (and I would argue problematic) idea of androgyny, just googling “how to look androgynous” brings up a lot.

If you’re interested in examining assumptions about androgyny further, I have just recently come across atypicalandrogyny (which is not active but has lots of selfies that challenge traditional ideas of androgyny).

I also just discovered practicalandrogyny which at first glance looks interesting.  The main site has a resources page.

I know, I didn’t provide anything specific, and that can be frustrating.  If there’s specific stuff you’re looking for tips on (like the anon who was concerned about hips), then I, or our followers, might have something that’s more practical!

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anonymous asked:

Is there anything you would really really like to tell someone who's writing a disabled character to keep in mind?

  1. Have them be the centre of their narrative, they should not exist just to teach an abled character about the goodness of humanity or how we should all try hard to live because some people have hooooorrible disabled lives. They should have their own story, goals and personality
  2. Don;t miraculously cure them, if they go into remission or go into recovery that’s fine but don;t have a paraplegic person being able to walk because of a magical fountain or something like please
  3. Also try not to have them too desperate to be cured, while some disabled folks, especially ill folks, do want to be cured, many of us don’t, we are happy as we are, to change us would be to replace us and we don;t actually spend every minute pining to be abled
  4. Address the ableism we face without making their life a complete misery, if they are made the butt of the joke, have someone, such as the character themselves, point out why its wrong somehow, don;t let your writing be ableist, even if some of your characters are
  5. Have more than one disabled character, we make up a fair chunk of the population, and many disabled people tend to have disabled friends, I hang out with or am friends with HoH folks, schizophrenic folks, depressed folks, mobility disabled folks and more, my sister is chronically ill and yeah we tend to not just be friends with abled people, have a range of us, especially if you have a large cast
  6. Try to be diverse with your disabled characters as well, disabled people are often poor and we include folks who are lgbtqia+, women, people of colour and multiply disabled, we’re not all cishet white middle class men
  7. Do research, look at personal experiences especially of the disorders or illnesses or whatever you’re representing, I’m willing to answer any questions on autism and there’s the #askanautistic tag as well, as for other disabled folks, do your own research but always be cautious of what you read in charities and try to read more into it
  8. Remember that if you are not disabled yourself you will not fully understand the character and they might not react like you would to a situation, remember our lives have been a different experience, you might not understand why I would break down crying when asked a simple question but you need to understand that I do for example

Disabled people, feel free to add more as always <3

Hiya, Vegebul Peeps!

Evening, Gorgeouses!

I hope that all of you are well and having a great night! If you’re not, I’m truly very sorry. Sometimes life is extremely tough and it can be difficult to make it through some days. Many, MANY of us have been open about our struggles with depression, anxiety, mental health, or just having more than the usual number of “off days” every now and again. I think one of the most beautiful extensions of the internet is the ability for us to gather around one another to support, lift up, and praise each other for our efforts. We all work so, so hard, but some days it isn’t easy to go with the flow and the motions. Some days we just have it rough.

If you’re the one that’s upbeat and happy today, I encourage you to spread some happy thoughts, cheer, and loving words to those who may not feel as great.

If you’re the one that’s down today, let us love on you a bit and lift you up.

I’ll be the first to say that sometimes I have some really rocky seasons in my life. I have struggled with depression and anxiety my entire life and am treated for a mental health disorder on a daily basis. I say this to let you all know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There are so many others who struggle with their minds and we are all here to listen, encourage, and support.

I’m calling on you, my vegebul peeps, to reblog this with a happy supportive message, gif, or a bit of love for someone in the Vegebul community who has helped you, made a difference in your life, or inspired you. I want us all to see that we are not alone and that we have good good friends here.

Happy Friday. Here’s my contribution.

Shout-out to my girl @toomuchdeepness4u for introducing me to the Vegebul community. You made me feel welcome and encouraged in my Vegebul art and fanfics from the very start and over the last few months you have definitely become a bestie in my real life. When you’re having a hard day, please know how loved you are and how much you inspire others to write their best every day. Know that it is 100% alright to step back and take a break when you need to. There is no shame in healthy self-care and as an author myself, I know exactly how difficult it can be sometimes to maintain a constant stream of writing motivation. It’s okay. Take a long, deep breath and give yourself a great big hug for me! I LOVE YOU, GIRL! I love you for YOU, not just for your wonderful stories (though they are TERRIFIC, FANTASTIC, and AMAZING!!!). I love you for your sweet personality and your friendly demeanor that draws others in. You are a rockstar and a pivotal member of this Vegebul engine that drives our small corner of the Tumblr-verse. Thank you so, so much for making me feel so loved and welcomed.

OKAY, FOLKS! You know what to do! I’m tagging several of you to get us rolling, but if you’ve been tagged, please shout out to someone and send some love their way tonight! And don’t forget to tag others until we can grab every Vegebul bro there is! Life is hard enough. Let’s all get along, send encouragement, and happy thoughts to one another.

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Zerner-Farber Tarot card backs

Potter’s Stepping Forward Spread

I developed this spread to do a reading for one of my followers, and I liked it enough to write it up. I’ve done it several times since then for in person readings, and usually works well. You can pull clarifying cards for any position if you want to layer on some additional information.

Spread Positions

  1. Where you are now: Where you stand now as you start this new thing.
  2. Where you want to be: Your end goal, what you want to accomplish.
  3. The path from Here to There: How you move forward, the steps you take, what you may have to deal with. You can pull additional cards for this position; I usually end up pulling two.
  4. Something you need to see: Something to be aware of as you move forward, a conflict, challenge, or encouragement.
  5. Advice - Your first step: Pull this card from the top of the deck. The first thing you can do that would be helpful, get you going. You may already know what this is.
  6. Advice - Something you’re scared of: Pull this card from the bottom of the deck. The thing in the back of your head that you know will be helpful, but is kind of scary. Something to face and possibly accept.

Spread Notes

I set it up so that the cards move from the bottom left of the spread to the top right, which represents forward movement to me. The final advice card is based on the idea of shadow cards, or the card you pull from the bottom of a deck during a reading. It’s all about illuminating that Thing or Thought niggling in the back of your brain as you contemplate this new path. 

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions. I’d love to see how other folks read using this spread. If you do, be sure to tag #coffeeandtarot or #stepping forward spread!

I’m a trans/nonbinary/gnc Christian

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Later, we’ll be creating a masterpost with the urls and any given info of everyone who liked or reblogged this post so that all you LGBTA+ Christians who’d like to connect can find each other!

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Hi all! A big thank you to everyone who participated in the first week of book club by reading and reblogging stories, reaching out to authors, and submitting reviews and comments. Let’s keep it up for next week! The first week’s reading list can be found here.  

There were 53 stories submitted for Day 2 of the final round of Prompts in Panem. This was the highest number of stories submitted for any day of PiP during any of its eight rounds. With that in mind, we’ll be splitting up Day 2 into two weeks of reading, tackling half of each day’s stories each week.  

Starting this Sunday, November 1 through Saturday, November 7, check out as many of these stories as you’d like. As always, don’t feel like this is a race or that you need to read a story that isn’t in your wheelhouse content- or rating-wise. Read within your comfort zone.

Then send messages here, post, comment, reblog, etc. chatting about what you liked about the stories you’ve read. What was effective (and affecting), etc. What narrative techniques resonated with you. What an author’s strengths were in the story. What you’d love to see next from the story, and so on. Message others about it, too. Just get a dialogue going. And use the tag everlarkbookclub. 

But keep it positive, for the love of all that is Everlark.

The only thing I ask of participation, aside from keeping it positive, is that you message at least two authors by the end of each week or post at least two positive reviews or comments somewhere (ex. AO3 of FF, as the case might be). That’s it. Pay a little respect and show a little appreciation- as much as you can- for folks who wrote these amazing stories.

And feel free to send asks here about the stories- on anon or using your name. I’ll post all positive messages without comment, unless you specifically ask me to chime in. Then others are free to reblog, reply, etc, and add to the conversation.

I know PiP’s page can get glitchy for folks on mobile, so hopefully this reading list with links helps.

Hugs, Caryn

Day 2 (Part 1)

Run Like Mad by @absnow

Headlines by @sponsormusings

The Stone Carver’s Son by @tanbwrites

Good Enough by @jlalafics

Fix My Eyes by @jennagill

On The Horizon by @readingismyfavorite701

The Boy Next Door by @muttpeeta

The Fog by @hutchhitched

But You Do This Every Time by @setoutwithme

Damaged, Broken, and Unhinged by @fanficallergy and @rosefyrefyre

One Victor by @hijacked-victor

Errata by @papofglencoe

In Another Life by @infinitegraces

Panem Abbey by @cascadingpearls

Run To You- Outtake Part 1 by @titania522

Voices by @thegirlfromoverthepond

Come Spring by @peetasbunmyoven

Fortune by @herainab

Coal Black, Water Blue [Part 1] by @dandelionandroses

The Capitol by @allhailthehutch

The Duchess of Camden- Part 1 by @everlylark

I’ll Fill In The Blanks by @peetasallhehasleft

Runaway Train by @roseymama

Inevitability-Part 1 by @xerxia31 

A Broken Kind of Family by @electome

The Program by court81981

#blackout

Okay non-black tumblr users I have had my fill. Yesterday was the black tumblr community’s day to celebrate their beauty in a society and media setting that typically doesn’t do an even halfway decent job at representing them. The point was not to be exclusionary, nobody is telling you not to blog your normal blog stuff and nobody is telling you that you can’t post pictures of yourself doing your thing on your blog! All they wanted was a day of celebration off themselves and the shitty side of white tumblr did everything they could to undermine that. White folks get literally every other fucking day of the year to have their likeness shoved in everybody’s face as the portrait of ideal beauty. White folks don’t need a day of celebration because literally every other day is a celebration of what you are! Staying off the fandom tags with fandom hate is a courtesy most of us can manage to observe and yet we lose it when black folks want to have a day of pride and celebration of their own selves. Now do I hope that there will come days in the not too distant future where Latinas, Asians, American Originals, and all other marginalized groups will designate a day for themselves to post selfies in celebration of their amazing lives? Fuck yeah! Hell, I would even be down for seeing and spreading love for causes like Fat Appreciation, Disabilities Appreciation, etc. But yesterday was not that day. Yesterday was for the black community and the black community should have been celebrated and given the right to celebrate without the bullshit that came with it. I am horrified and ashamed at every single one of you that participated in #whiteout or who gave shit to #blackout. Wish I could say I was even surprised.