you are a wealth creator if

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: Ao3's most read fic has 844,743 hits. Any book with those readership numbers would end up in all the top most read lists in the world. If we put our money where our mouth is and consumed queer literature by queer writers not only it would become normal to see queer representation in libraries, but we would also distribute wealth to queer writers. Instead we continue consuming the same old media by the same old white cishet male creators and providing it with free advertisement with our fanfiction and I don't get why you all are okay with this!!!

anonymous asked:

Other then golems and homunculus, are there any other man made mythological creatures?

Every culture has some creature, being, or thing that people can/have made. Sometimes it requires a bit of divine intervention, sometimes a bit of magic, and sometimes it’s simply the way things are. Here are some of the ones we came up with:

  • Kodoku (worm poison): you seal several insects in a jar, letting them kill each other until only one is left. The fluid remains of the dead insects can be used as a poison, but the surviving insect can be kept to bring the creator wealth and good fortune. However, if the creator doesn’t feed the insect by sacrificing human lives, it will devour them. The only way to avoid this is to bury all the wealth (plus interest) earned from the worm.
  • Gu curse: you seal up lizards, snakes, spiders, insects, and other small nasty creatures in a jar. The creatures fight and devour each other until their poison is concentrated all into one survivor that takes the form of a golden silkworm. This silkworm brings gold to its creator in exchange for human lives. It also tends to its master’s home (much like a European brownie). It can not be killed by burning, drowning, or cutting it apart. The only way to be rid of it is to be devoured or to put it in a basket with gold and/or silver and set it out on the street to be picked up by a hapless person (who then has to care for it or be devoured)
  • Basilisk: you place a chicken egg under a toad and when it hatches, it’s a basilisk. (Some versions specify the type of chicken, egg, and/or toad)
  • Ikiryo: from the Tale of Genji (so not a great source for original myths)
  • Galatea: was a statue of a woman carved by Pygmalion. She was turned human when he prayed to Aphrodite
  • Snow Maiden: there are several stories that fall into this type, but it’s usually parents building a child out of snow who becomes real.

There are others, though these were all we were able to come up with. If any of our followers have any other suggestions, please let us know!

Happy International Fanworks Day!!

We’d like to take a moment to say a massive

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to each and every artist, writer, vidder and creator who takes the time to provide our wrasslin fandom with such an incredible wealth of fanworks of all sorts! For free!

Thanks too to every one of you who has shown love to the creators & shared, reblogged, commented, faved or followed the works they made! 

If you would like to give a special IFD shout out to your fave creator, or tell us about your all time fave fanwork, our inboxes are open on all our branches! 😊📚

anonymous asked:

Hi dear! First of all I love your ff! It's my favourite one of all! And I love that you don't hold back that Victuri not only show, but tell that they love each other. do you think that in case of season 2 they might tell each other how they feel by words? I am not one of those fans that can't believe what I see unless they tell each other straight(gay) out! But something in me is still in denial that a major plot twist could be like "lol we fooled you guys regarding victuuri" what do I do? 😭😭

(Thank you - I’m having fun writing fic for the fandom! Winter Song is actually crafted to fill in the blanks that you’re questioning, so hopefully it helps settle your mind a bit.)

As for your question, I don’t think we’re going to get a “haha we fooled you!” message from the creators. Victor and Yuuri’s romantic relationship is canon.

What I think some people are struggling with is that the main storyline of Yuri!!! on Ice is not about romance. It’s a sports anime, and skating has always been and always will be the main focus. 

The subplot of Yuri!!! on Ice is the coach/student relationship. This is why we’re only shown scenes where Victor and Yuuri discuss that part of their relationship. The skating is always the focus because that’s just what the show is about. If you’re looking for an anime that explores romance, this isn’t it. So no, I don’t think we’re promised any blatant “I love you” scenes in the future. 


That doesn’t mean the romantic relationship isn’t there. It is so there.

I honestly do not understand how people can look at that screencap above and fail to see the physical and emotional intimacy these two young men share.

Like. *rubs temples* Their lips are literally an inch apart. (Seriously … why would Yuuri’s family be so shocked to see these two hugging? They hug all the time.)

Every. single. scene. we get from Victor and Yuuri is the type of stuff the fans of many 100% confirmed canonical relationships never get to see on screen.

Victor and Yuuri’s intimacy is palpable in a way rarely seen in other media.

What we’re shown in the anime are two men falling in love, and Kubo-sensei has given her audience clear evidence of that relationship should they wish to see it. It’s canon.

The kiss has been confirmed. They share hotel rooms now. Their beds are pushed together. In what world do adults in a platonic relationship give each other gold wedding bands? And kiss them in front of an audience?? And grab each other’s neckties??? And kiss each other’s skates???? And run into each other’s arms in an airport after a very brief separation?????

Do you know how intimate it is to have someone kiss your hand like this?

Just take a moment to imagine your last coach or teacher doing that to you. Imagine your best friend doing it.

Really feel it. What it would be like to have someone you’re in a platonic relationship with bring your hand to their lips and hold it there for several long moments.

Their warm breath. The feel of their lips. The way their eyes close and their brow creases like their heart is aching.

Kind of a weird idea to think about your BFF doing it, right? Personally, my mind would immediately jump to the conclusion that they have a raging crush on me at the very least. Hand kissing like this is extremely suggestive of romance.

I’m just scratching the surface of the physical and emotional intimacy evident in this anime. It is SO EASY to imagine Yuuri and Victor kissing and saying “I love you” after the credits roll in the later episodes. That’s what the creators have given you … when they didn’t have to.

I would encourage you not to expect Yuri!!! on Ice to be something it’s not, or you’re never going to be able to truly enjoy it.

(Don’t you want to enjoy it? It’s fun. I promise.)

Alternately, if you expect nothing more than a sports anime and are instead given all this wealth of intimacy and romance, you will be HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.

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Sobek-Ra is a synchronized deity of Sobek and Ra, being neither one nor the other, but possessing the power of both gods to form a new Netjer. Sobek-Ra is an ancient deity with the strength and ferocity of Sobek and the creator and kingly attributes of Ra.

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May He Who Illuminates the Earth bless you with strength, justice and prosperity!

I pray that because of His unlimited resources for our lives, may you be aware of His guidance in your life, that though we are not made perfect, in His perfect love may you begin/continue to desire His discipline and correction in any area that calls for obedience, that these things not only shape your character but that they may also influence your surroundings so that they work for you and for your good. I ask the Father to open your eyes to accept how He operates in His favor to bring your circumstances under His care and plan for your life. I pray that you may attract the kind of attention and people that will build you up and encourage you to walk in love and in success, in wealth and in health, into the lives of those who will also be encouraged and built up by you. I pray that God's guidance will always lead you to places and situations that you can continue to learn from so that your spirit matures so that your loved ones, friends, peers, and colleagues will benefit and be blessed from the knowledge and presence you have been given by our Lord and Creator. And may He keep you in conscious unity with Him to guide your decisions and discernment of situations and people you come across today. So above all else, whose name is Jesus, shall be exalted, in whom I also faithfully pray, amen.

anonymous asked:

Hey. I've seen you wandering around the fandom, supporting content creators with your engagement and commissions, and being generally encouraging to everyone. Just thought you should know that your positivity is noticed and very, very appreciated. <3 Thanks for being you!

Hello Anon!

That is really nice of you to say! I hope you have a wonderful day Anon! <3

I am just so happy with all the beautiful, amazing content here, both writing an art. I think the wealth of creativity is truly staggering and I know I am not the only one. 

I know how much hard, free! work content creators put in, so I always try to put nice words in tags/reblogs - I know most content creators read the tags on all their reblogs (I know I sure do) and I love a small way to show appreciation. I also try to commission from time to time,  especially as I have the means, and we are getting so much for free. 

This fandom really is a big joy, and I think (selfishly) a little bit special for us who are still here, after all these years. Not just those of us stuck in Solavellan Hell, but other stuff that flutters across my dash (though I think most of us feel things are very UNRESOLVED)  -  there is a deep love for these games and their characters and the world of Thedas. 

also note that I mean ALL kind of content creation, writers, artists, cosplayers, screenshots, meta posts. Look at all these things still going strong? I can’t help but be excited.

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2 New Treats Added!

Just a reminder that the 2017 KnightPilot Exchange Fanworks are available to view and/or read now! Take some time to peruse the wealth of fic and art available here on AO3. Two new works were added today, June 7th.

Also consider writing a treat! There have been 7 made so far, but that leaves 8 participants who have not received any treats! 

If creating isn’t your thing, then maybe consider participating in the Exchange Comment Party and possibly win a treat of your own for your trouble! Plus, you’ll get to read some amazing stories, view some gorgeous art, and make a creator’s day along the way.

anonymous asked:

I tried to look up what "trickle-down economics" means but I'm getting really confused, could you please please explain it to me?

It’s this aggressively bourgeois economic idea that basically says that rich people should be the ones who get tax cuts because they’re the “job creators”, and thus when their money is untaxed they’re more likely to invest it into facilities and technologies that will eventually lead to a broader prosperity for all of society. In other words, the wealth will “trickle-down”. There’s plenty of evidence as to why this doesn’t work (the rich are more likely to hoard it or just turn money into more money without generating anything for society), but I just hate the idea of it on a conceptual level anyway – “let’s give more money to the bourgeoisie and have faith that they’ll benevolently create jobs for us to work for their overwhelming benefit, and at the end of the day that’s totally up to them; they have all the power.” It reveals the autocratic, top-down nature of the capitalist system, but organizations that peddle bourgeois ideology have gotten people to associate it with freedom or some other utilitarian-sounding bullshit.

When Gold is Starlight, Precious and Pure.

I was reading this captivating Bagginshield fic, and came upon an exchange between Bilbo and Thorin that really struck me. The company managed to kill Smaug in Erebor, and they have reclaimed the kingdom. Thorin is trying to find a way to repay Bilbo for all of his help, but Bilbo will not accept any of it, wanting no reward but for the dwarves to remain alive. He tells Thorin he thinks nothing of the gold in the mountain, for it could drive men to madness and tear friends apart:

“You don’t understand,” replied Thorin, shaking his head. He glanced around at their feet before kneeling down to pick up a gold coin and sapphire ring. He held them out to Bilbo and forced the Hobbit to look at them.

“Do you see this coin? Do you see the designs and words etched into it on both sides?” he asked, and when Bilbo nodded, he held up the ring as well. “Do you see the ring? Do you see how smooth and polished the silver band is? The designs engraved in it? Do you see how carefully cut and shaped the jewel is?”

He nodded and pushed the Dwarf’s hand out of his face. “Yes, Thorin, I see it but I’m not following—”

“This is the legacy of my people,” the king interrupted without care. “This is what our creator blessed us in. This talent—this craft—to turn rocks and stones into something beautiful. To take an uncut and rough mineral and transform it into a beautiful jewel. All of the treasure you see here was made by Dwarven hands. Through hard labor, dedicated persistence, and practiced skills, we created all of this wealth. No other race can do what we do here. No other race can take a useless stone and craft it into something useful. When you dismiss this treasure as nothing, you dismiss the hard work and talent of my people.”

“I… I never thought of it like that,” Bilbo stuttered…

I never thought of it like that either. And it really shook me, and made me rethink how I saw the dwarves, and Thorin’s quest. As humans, we see things from the perspective learned and ingrained by our upbringing and nature. To us, the sheer volume of gold harbored in Erebor represents unimaginable wealth, enough to buy Middle-Earth itself. The gold holds monetary value, and perhaps some aesthetic value as well, for it is a precious metal we (and other races of this fictional world) have chosen as desirable. But after reading this, I realized that to the dwarves, gold is so much more than that- it is literally their lives. The gold, the mithril, the rubies and sapphires they mine from the rock is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears of an entire race. It is their culture, their history, their souls. When they pick up a coin, they see past the glitter and gleam; they see the engravings of royal dwarf lords, the handiwork of those long past, and it connects them to where they came from. To lose it would be as if every book in the world were burned, every painting, statue, and sculpture that ever depicted the human struggle and the tales of our species smashed, and on top of it, our very homes crushed to rubble for the folly of a great and terrible beast from the sky. It is the rug being ripped out from under your feet, losing all purpose of existence, for now there is no proof of where you came from or who you even are. The quiet hymns and plucked strings are but memories to what was lost, they are abstract and cannot be touched or held close, or wept upon to mourn the dead. To seek out their gold once more, after it had been taken from them, that is not greed, that is but a fierce and desperate desire to hold onto what seems to be slipping away far too quickly from their grasp- to remember who they are.

I am not implying that dwarves cannot be greedy. The gold-sickness exists. Dwarves, like other races, can become obsessed and engulfed by the vast wealth they inherit. But that is when they lose sight of what the gold really means, when they forget that each coin has a story, and that the fate of their race lies upon it. Dwarves are passionate, intense, and emotional to their core, and yet they are so much less greedy than Middle-Earth’s other races. With such wealth, they could wage war anywhere they choose, buy kingdoms at the snap of a finger, do such incredible damage to other peoples, and yet they choose to live within the Mountain, keeping mostly to themselves when not trading with Men, making cities like Dale prosperous, continuing their sacred traditions of metal-working to capture their legacy in silver and gold for as long as time will tell. And so much of the blame for these accusations comes from the men, the elves, those who indeed see the gold primarily as stores of wealth. Somehow, they do not look past their own perspectives to realize that gold to dwarves is like good tilled earth to hobbits, something they simply cannot live without and which holds their very soul. To the elves of the woodland realm, gold is the dwarves’ starlight, precious and pure. It is memory, and they forever long to be close to it. This is something they could so easily understand and yet they are the ones who will not look past their own ingrained beliefs to see the dwarves for all that they are, not just what they appear to be from their own perspective. 

The quest to reclaim the long-forgotten gold is noble. For when it is forgotten, it is not wealth being lost, but the identity of an entire race. Without their gold, the dwarves are but wanderers in a world empty to them; filled with many other peoples, their songs, their cultures, but devoid of anything carved by dwarven hands. They were cast out into the cold, with only runestones pressed to their hearts to remind them of what they once had, and to urge them onwards until one day they could return to where they belonged. The dwarves are loyal, hard-working, passionate, and honorable. They truly have hearts of gold; and as I recall, that is considered beautiful. 

anonymous asked:

help me "get" marichat; i've never been able to understand why writers insist on writing about the corner of the love square with the least amount of support/dynamics. the sticker pack even confirms that there's no romantic affection between them and yet marichat is still probably the second most popular corner of the love square in fiction. why is that?

I can’t speak for everyone, but I like a challenge when I write. As you said, there’s nothing in canon that suggests that Marinette and Chat/Adrien like one another. 

But fanfiction isn’t a slave to canon, nor should writers feel obligated to regurgitate canon if they want to change/build off it. Canon is a good launch pad, but fanfiction has always been about going beyond what was given to us by the creators. 

More to the point, the fact that Marinette and Chat aren’t interested in one another is why I like it in the first place. There’s a whole wealth of hurdles to overcome in order just to get to where Ladrien already is (not to suggest Ladrien doesn’t have challenges/conflict as well). I like solving problems; I like imagining scenarios where characters who aren’t interested in one another fall in love (hence my compulsive rarepair hoarding). The lack of support in canon means fanartists/writers have more freedom to come up with relationship defining moments. 

If it’s not a dynamic that appeals to you, then you’re never going to “get” it, nor should you feel like you have to. If you’re upset about how popular it is then I can’t do anything for you; people will like what they like. If you wish other corners of the square had as much content/support at Marichat then I would suggest writing fanfic yourself! This is not me being facetious; the only reason I started writing was because no one wrote for my ships in the first place (at least not in the way I wanted them). Be the change you want to see!


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For the past sixty years, Andrea Aranow has collected fabrics. Her textile collection traces her life of travel and exploration, bringing together an archive of material beauty and pattern that has contributed to collections at The British Museum and inspired fashion houses ranging from Ralph Lauren to UNIQLO. As a maker and academic, Aranow’s work has included everything from designing snakeskin suits for Jimi Hendrix to ethnographic research in Peru, China and Japan. Through the years of expatriate explorations with her family, her son Caleb Sayan inherited her obsession for pattern, fabric and material weight.

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Isayama and Zeke

When Zeke was first introduced, rising from the carcass of the Beast Titan like a muscled megane god, it was clear he was no ordinary character. With his luscious locks, rock hard abs and penchant for misplacing his shirt, he’s not only the villain of the story but according to several official tumblr posts he’s the man who holds Hajime Isayama’s heart.

It’s easy to see the attraction. Both appear to be mild-mannered, almost bookish types, yet they share a gleeful joy at killing the characters we love.  I can imagine them toasting after the deaths of Mike and Marlowe and over the uncertainty of Erwin’s fate. They drink our tears and watch a fandom in turmoil.

 “Nicely done!” Isayama says with pride, looking at the smashed bodies littering the field outside Shiganshina,

“Anything for you, boss.” Zeke replies as his shirt dematerializes and he coyly adjusts his glasses.  

It’s not unheard of for the creator to fall in love with his creation. I am reminded of Greek Mythology’s Pygmalion. He was the sculptor who fell so deeply in love with an ivory statue he’d carved that he asked Aphrodite for a living likeness to her. Upon returning home and kissing his creation she came to life.

Isayama and Zeke may not have an ending that happy. Despite Isayama’s great love, Zeke may be defeated and possibly killed in the canon story. Hopefully Isayama’s vast wealth from the series will help ease his broken heart. And live or die, Zeke will be forever immortalized in the pages of the manga.

Living the New Life

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about such things of heaven, not things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Ask yourself, are you here on earth for your own satisfaction or are you here on earth with a eternal purpose to fulfill. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. AMEN, we don’t deserve that but we are full of thankfulness that God is gracious enough to give it to us, to share it with us.

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Stop for a moment, and think about what those sinful desires are in your heart. Now, tell satan to back off and ask Jesus to renew your heart, daily.

 Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshipper of the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Praise the Lord!! He created us all equally and we are all the same in His eyes, doesn’t that feel wonderful?! He loves us all the same, no matter our past, no matter our sin, no matter our race, color, religion, status, wealth. He loves His children equally. That also means, you have no excuses. Strive to live like He did.

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Moment of truth for me, this is my biggest struggle, forgiving others. But that stems from deep pride in my heart, Lord rid me of my pride and humble my heart. 

And my favorite part….:) 

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 

Let’s take a moment to picture this, this world, God’s people, all in perfect harmony with each other. How absolutely magnificent would that be. A glimpse of heaven, I can’t wait. 

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. 


-Colossians 3:1-17 NLT, with my annotations

anonymous asked:

How do I improve myself to be a better wife?


Harithbin ‘Amr, the king of Kindah, proposed to marry the daughter of ‘Auf binMuhillim. Her mother said to her the following words on the day that she was to be taken to her husband:

“My daughter, if advice were to be left off to those of virtue, I would have abstained from advising you, but good advice is a reminder to the heedless and a helper to the wise. If a woman didn’t need a husband because of the richness of her parents and because of their great need for her, then you would have been the richest of people in that regard; however, women were created for men and men were created for women.

My daughter, you are indeed leaving this house that you have been raised in, leaving to go to a man that you do not know and to a partner that you are not used to. Be a slave to him and he will become your slave, and preserve for him 10 qualities:

1,2) Be sincere toward him by being always satisfied with your condition, and be obedient to him.

3,4) Be careful about his eyes and his nose: do not let him see you in a bad state and do not let him smell from you any odor except the most fragrant odors.

5,6) Look after the time of his sleep and the time of his meals, for the continued state of hunger makes one weak and restless sleep leads to anger.

7,8) Protect his wealth and look after his family – the key to wealth is good estimation, and the key to the family is good planning.

9,10) Never disobey his command and never spread his secrets – the former embitters his heart and the latter will make you unsafe from his betrayal.”

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Secondly when you get  angry, try to suppress it by thinking that you are pleasing the Creator and suppressing anger is not a sign of weakness, its shows that you are strong. So when one of the spouse is angry, the other should be calm so when the other also calm down they can sought out the issue but if both get angry at the same time and don’t suppress the anger they will just have an argument and they won’t find any solution to it. Marriage is a hard work and it’s not a bed of roses. You need to be patient with your spouse. Remember we can change only ourselves we can’t change others. This life is our test and we are being tested through different trials.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (for creating dissension between people); the nearer to him in rank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: “I did so and so.” And he says: “You have done nothing.” Then one amongst them comes and says: “I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife.” Shaytaan goes near him and says: “You have done well.” He then embraces him” (Sahih Muslim and narrated by Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah).

So what can you do to protect your home and prevent Shaitan from entering it? Here are some tips:

1. Shaytaan is made from fire, so one of the best ways to protect yourself from being affected by him is to make wudu, since the water will put the fire out! In real terms, if you and your spouse are arguing, go and make wudu and inshallah your anger will disappear. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When one of you gets angry, let him make ablution with water as anger arises out of fire.” In another narration, he said: “Anger comes from the devil and the devil is made of fire.”

2. Get into the habit of keeping your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah by making dhikr often. Shaitan will not whisper to you if you do this.

3. When you feel an argument coming on, recite Aoutho billahi min al-shaytani-r-ragim and Shaitan will go away. If you fear anger from your spouse, recite Aytul Kursi as much as you can around them under your breath.”

4. Recite this dua often”Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (Quran 25:74)

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us to the straight path.



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