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The Changes to this Blog

Now that I’m staying I don’t want to continue with how I was before- the way that I was unhappy with. Some rules will be updated and pages changed all throughout today. Today is construction work on my blog as well as doing drafts but below will give you guys and Idea of what is going on. 

1. Zeken is being terminated from this blog. All threads with Zeken are terminated along with him.
2. I have the right to drop a thread if I’m no longer into it, writing these should not be a dreaded chore for me. But that being said I’ll happily plot for another one. 
3. You must lead the thread with me. I am tired of the way people answer me with (usually illiterate) one sentence responses. I am not pushing this along and if I have to it will be dropped. This is co-writing meaning you have to actually write it with me; which means more than just submitting a response such as what I brought up. 
4. Threads need to be balanced, I don’t like it when I’m constantly talking about my muse or constantly talking about yours. I want them to interact evenly. 
5. Stop. Assuming. Things. About. My. Muses. Don’t just force a characteristic onto my muse and absolutely do not just assume things and write it in the reply. The character only knows what I’ve been giving them in the thread unless we plotted otherwise. Do not underestimate them, do not assume, do not over power. 
6. I will start asking if you read the pages and have every right to not reply unless you at least read the rules, about, and the page of who you are interacting with. Do not come into my messages ask me to pretty much just type what is in the pages- I took the time to write them out for a reason. If you do hav any questions at all afterwards- please come and ask me.
7. If you like for a starter or ask for a starter you must answer it or tell me how I can fix it so you can answer it. It’s incredibly rude to have me sit there and work extremely hard on a starter for it to just be ignored. I want to rp with you guys and If there is something I have to fix I will be more than happy to fix it as long as it doesn’t go against what my character would do.  
8. If you are going to drop a thread with me you must tell me, it’s just common courtesy.

All of this may sound like I’m some big scary person but in reality I want to have fun here and I want us both to feel comfortable and open to each other. I’m a nice person and I’m extremely understanding, I promise you if you come to me with a reason or question I will act completely calm towards it.  
Under the cut is just going to be some people I have threads/abandoned threads with with so they are aware of what is going on. 

@cheryl1967 @bladeambrose10 @mercenary-assassin-red @winternightandothers @mad-monk-of-russia @thelonexsouls @krandom-roleplayer @bxtrxyed @theeverbloomingrose @a-nerds-multiverse @glitch-and-anti @nattjeger @ihavexbruisesandxscars @theamazingchickenman @demattrixe @eternalxsunshinex

My shoe is busted and we don’t have nearly enough for a replacement. Someone at work loaned me some construction grade glue or something to keep my shoe together, which was nice of her.

New work shoes in my size plus shipping is $120 and that isn’t happening anytime soon unless I get a holiday bonus haha.

Shoutout to the girls doing ‘dirty jobs.’ The women who can’t wear makeup, nail polish, flattering clothes or have piercings and tattoos when at work. Props to the ladies who come home with dirt under their nails, stains on their uniforms and smells stuck to them that cannot be washed away with a single shower. To the girls who don’t feel pretty in their workplace. To the trans girls who cannot yet pass in the workplace. I see your dirt, smears, scars and dry skin. I see your scrubs, coveralls, aprons and smocks. I see your messy buns and steel-toed boots.

Your hard work is beautiful. Your blood, sweat and tears are worthy of respect. I am so proud of you and all you do. You are just as stunning in your work clothes as you are on a night out.

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Justin Hibbert [i]- [i] Am Work (feat. Mike Jones)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmf4zkQbYzQ

Vetra Nyx is that person you know that’s had every odd job imaginable - some you’ve heard of and others you didn’t even know it was a thing that people got paid to do.

Construction? We know that one - both as a regular hand and as a foreman. Dancing? We heard about that one too - it’s a great way to make a lot of money. We even know about the smuggling - high risk but a high payout.

But what about the other work? What about all the odd jobs she worked that filled the gaps in between construction jobs and smuggling runs? 

Like the few months she worked as a dish washer and then a short-order cook at a greasy spoon at one of the mining outposts her and Sid lived at. The weeks she spent as a barker at a carnival, setting up the Ferris wheel, and working at the ring-toss booth. The month she spent working as an aquarium and terrarium cleaner and turtlesitter. The three months she spent selling timeshares. The few weeks working as an assistant who cleans up crime scenes. The time she worked as a courier, a veterinarian acupuncturist, scrubbing and detailing shuttles, answering surveys, and building sofas. All these jobs, and so many others, were all invaluable to her.

The thing is, though, they weren’t valuable because of the skills she learned doing them (although it’s a nice perk). The big, valuable thing from all these jobs was that she learned it’s not what you know - it’s who you know.

She builds a huge network of contacts, all from working these weird jobs she holds for a few days, weeks, months at a time. For Vetra, who she knew meant she could find work quick to keep food on the table, keep Sid in a safe home, get Sid into a nice-ish school, put clothes on their backs, take her sister out for ice cream every now and then.

Of course Vetra is a capable black/grey-market smuggler, great with a gun and good to have on your side, but none of that can stack up to what she can get done for herself, for Sid, and especially for the Initiative and the Pathfinder because of her network. Her network kept her safe and kept her working, and she wouldn’t be where she is or who she is without it.

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A sneak peek at my personal contribution to the installation project I’m co-directing.

It’s gonna be our own 24 ft long version of Trump’s proposed border wall, to be displayed around Boston. It will be covered in artwork from artists who identify as part of the marginalized groups, who are responding to being targeted by the same rhetoric that brought Trump into office.

you know what’s cool about my friend who has major social anxiety? she doesn’t use it to put herself down. she doesn’t use it to call herself weak, or lesser of a person. if i’m going out and i invite her out, all she has to say is can’t, anxiety. and i get it. and i go out with other friends and i see her on her time when she can socialize and not feel like the weight of the world is crushing down on her. when i tell her i’m hanging out in the living room and she lets me know, can’t, anxiety, i’m staying in my bedroom. i get it. and i don’t push her, and i don’t pity her. i understand her. 

all i’m trying to say i guess, is that when things get hard mentally, and someone calls themselves weak, it upsets me. knowing your limits isn’t a weakness. being able to openly say “yeah, i didn’t go to that last week, because you know, anxiety.” isn’t something i’m going to pity a person for, and it certainly doesn’t mean i’m thinking less of you. and it bothers me to see people who have severe anxiety, and other things, equating it to a weakness. being able to openly talk about your anxiety and your depression and your inability to function as what you or society sees as common isn’t a fault. hell, it’s a strength to be able to say, “can’t, anxiety.” and i think it’s an even bigger strength of the person you’re saying it to, to be able to understand that, even if they don’t feel the same way. strength and empathy. that’s all i guess. 

A quick note for anyone still doubting that Lapis cares about Peridot.

Who do you think moved the truck and silo?

Who do you think held them in place while Peridot secured them?

Lapis.

As much as I wish we got to see them renovate the barn. Everything is still through Steven’s eyes and other than the occasional cartoon logic. If he doesn’t witness it, we don’t.

Since Peridot is without her enhancers and her metal powers still very very new and unrefined. They had to work together to construct all of this.

Very important and I’ve rarely seen this pointed out.

@ all the folks saying “gotcha” at the people who were expressing their concerns over the lack of lgbt, poc, and mostly sara just because bioware is dropping an alternate trailer w sara… like you do realize they aren’t dropping it out of the kindness of their hearts or because they’re super progressive, right? they’re dropping an alternate trailer because fans made their voices heard. when you don’t critique and strive for more and better inclusivity, you’re gonna keep getting the same shit handed to you and this is proof that voicing your concerns helps in the long run. like do you really think a trailer w sara would have dropped if it weren’t for the qualms fan’s had?? if that were the case the sara-trailer definitely would have been out already lol