you really got it

@preludeinz​ replied to your photo“i-is-a-freak: @navigatorsnorth is a geologist so she knows her shite …”

i am new in the rock acquisition business, why the salt

also which rocks particularly should i avoid

Okay so. Aura quartz. Ugh. I think I also have a Nonny or someone else in my inbox from a while ago… the last time I bitched to the internet about aura quartz? *goes digging*

There it is. Hey nonny nonny.

Disclaimer off the bat: I am not dissing on people who like aura quartz, I mean it’s shiny, it’s pastel, it’s got crystals. Like bunnies, I can see why people like it, even if I don’t get the appeal.

My main gripe is that it is sold as something natural, when it is not? Like, I don’t like when people lie about things and lying about rocks extra bothers me bc… I honestly don’t have a proper reason. It just does. Aura quartz offends me on a personal level and I can’t quite articulate why.

Basically, aura quartz is normal quartz which has been given a very thin coating of metal, which is what gives it the shininess and the colour. Which would be fine. If it was sold and advertised as such. But generally it is not.

Take for instance the picture that I sent to MC. The top right specimen is labelled as “Angel Aura (plated quartz)”. The other three are just noted as “Sunset Aura Quartz”, with no mention of plating. Which, by omission, implies that they are not. But they are. All aura quartz is plated and don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise.

Even worse, another stall I saw today had a piece that was labelled “RARE”. It literally is not. It is just normal quartz. Literally the most common mineral. You’ve just slapped some shiny on there and jacked up the price.

(I love quartz because of/in spite of the fact that it is the most common. It’s the best. But that is a whole other post on its own and I won’t go into it here.)

So uh, yeah. This has got really long and @i-is-a-freak​ is probably laughing at me because I have done exactly what she predicted.

I’m going to make the “which rocks particularly should I avoid” answer a separate post because this is already super long and that answer is probably going to be at least as long as this one.

Basically, the TL;DR version is this: Nav is perpetually salty about aura quartz because it is a charlatan’s stone and anybody who tries to tell you that it is natural is a liar who does not deserve your money.

But buy it if you like. I know kiddos go wild for it and it is kind of pretty, if you’re into that kind of thing. But don’t let anyone tell you that it is super rare or special. It’s literally just painted quartz.

Anyway, I’ve certainly tried to avoid the Floriana Lima discourse and such because I don’t really have a solid opinion on it. Now she’s gonna be leaving during season 3?? Like idc how you might feel about her but I’m not sure if I’m going to be watching next season because I personally don’t know if I can handle seeing Alex be sad again (when CW inevitably breaks them up, kills Maggie her, or makes her leave the city). I know this is preemptive, and I might totally change my mind. Who knows? I’m not shutting the blog down or anything until it comes back/until I’ve made my mind up. I love you guys.

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Wait for me to come home. - 24/1/16

I’m already in love with this game. It hits real hard as a young adult. Mae is a fantastic protagonist.

They are just two noodle cats after all

Inspired by this cute post by @nickutriedI love your nick and every time i see it on tumblr I think nicku tried and nicku succeeded bless you

I was feeling weird about my coloring lately cause it seemed to make the original lineart look so different from the final illustration, so I decided to simplify it a lot and this is my first attempt! So far I like it better, the face over all heee. 

This is also the first time I draw Inej so here have her *shoves her towards you*

my @iwaoiexchange gift for lichi - the prompt was fluffy domestic iwaoi! i hope you like it!!

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CHIP BATTLE!! 

Recently I’ve been finding the genuine (we get many wanna-be imitations) honey butter chips being sold in more stores~ Usually my favourite go-to chips are a honey and cheese flavour~ GAH! It’s like a flavour combo from the heavens! After finding HBC at the grocery store I decided to betray my honey cheese chips to try it…I was a little sceptical that it wouldn’t live up to the hype but I WAS WRONG. Hear that, Seven?! They’re so super yum that I cry rainbow tears! So in conclusion to this chip battle, my tastebuds call a draw!

-Admin Nana

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….People are either charming or tedious.

Wishing Josie (@josay) a very happy birthday!! (21.05)

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#HAPPYRAVIDAY
Happy birthday to the actual light of my life, Kim Wonshik. There aren’t enough words to describe how grateful I am that you exist, that you make music, that you’re a part of VIXX, that you’re such an angel and such an amazing human being. You cheer up my days when I’m feeling down, and I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without you here. Thank you for existing Kim Ravi ♥

Happy TDOV! I’m Luke (he/him) and I hope you’re all having a great day filled with happiness and pride, although I know life’s not always as kind as I’d wish to most of us, we’re still here and we’re visible. Whether you decide to post a selfie today or not, I’ll always be proud of you, stay safe♡