Let go of the notion that “nonbinary” is synonymous with one experience, one gender feeling, one gender completely removed from the binary. You can be nonbinary and align or identify with a binary gender or both binary genders. Open your mind to the possibility of just how big nonbinary is. Nonbinary is a huge umbrella term that covers such a wide range of experiences that just one person can’t possibly describe them all. Open your mind to the openness of nonbinary. It is a non-constraining gender/label/term.
This is actually a detail I never thought I would reveal but since the eye incident happened I thought it was a good opportunity to show it off
I don’t know if you ever noticed but blue’s eye color is different from the bright blue of his magic (mouth, blush, weapons etc..)
At a certain point me and kirsch joked about the fact his eyes were more turquoise and that’s how we canonly decided he has actually green eyes covered by blue lences xD
Its not just a little joke, we Though out the whole story behind that and the reason why he keeps them hidden
He has born with bright blue eyes matching his magic. He proudly got his nickname blue because of that. As you can see in the “past” short comic on tumblr I specifically drew him with blue eyes (was not a coincidence xD)
We liked to imagine that around his puberty something went off with his hormones or something that changed nothing but his eye color. It wasn’t an accident it just happened.
He didn’t take it well as he was already not confident and didn’t want to be called “green” and made fun of so he decided to use blue contact lences.
You see he’s actually super insecure of himself even tho he plays it super cool. He doesn’t cover them because of a “beauty “ matter he just feels wrong with them.
As it will be shown only in this comics and never brought up again please leave the topic as it is. Don’t try to “support” him with nice words because you’d just hurt him just let him be. He does his own choices and he’s happy with them.
Btw NOONE ever can discover his secret by intuition just because you know it from this comic. Its a secret only viper and swapy know (and partner xD) that’s all
Nope. Too Many Cooks is actually simple enough that pretty much anyone should be able to get it, as long as they understand the concepts of metafiction and parody. Here, let me knock this one out:
Too Many Cooks is a surrealist parody of television during the 80′s and 90′s (that still rings true today) that tries to convey the nature of the tv and entertainment industry through actions that ‘show’ you what they’re trying to say rather than ‘telling’ you.
You have your Full House kind of intro that’s full of corn and saturated sweetness presenting a gross idealization fantasy of American life. The intro goes on and on as more and more characters with gimmicks get introduced into the show. You get a Science Kid, a Tough Kid, and the Cool Neighbor Kid, followed by The Adorable Twins, and eventually get to a puppet cat, Smarf.
It just gets more ridiculous from here as we leave the house and explore an office setting; the producers are trying to make a switch and shake things up a little, introducing more set pieces to try and catch all audiences. And then, out of nowhere, our white family turns into a black family–same show, different color, because if you have the same successful product in a different flavor, you capture both the white audience who love the show, and the black audience, and often, tv producers didn’t care about ripping someone off or making a clone if it means they increase their audience.
But then family sitcoms get boring to people, and the black family is joined by a firefighter and a police officer, bringing us into a cop drama program, of which there have been too goddamn many throughout time and we see that trend continuing today.
Television is running the gamut of what can appeal to audiences, even through the point of turning to animation with the G.I. Joe parody. And all along, through all of the changes in all of the programs, you’re hearing, “Too Many Cooks.”
That saying applies to a few things about the short. First, there are too many cooks in the sense that there’s too much of the same thing on tv, and too much on tv in general. The amount of competition between original shows and their clone rivals produces a need for radical changes in producers, and they’ll try pretty much anything to mix it up and gain a wider audience share–we see this happen in the short because it’s happened so much throughout television history.
“Add a dog! Add… add a new neighbor! Give him a new job, give him a superpower! I don’t care what you do, just GET OUR RATINGS BACK!”
Too many cooks as a phrase also applies to the kind of people who would say the quote I just made above; often, when it comes to a creative property in the field of video entertainment, there are too many cooks in the kitchen messing with what used to be a simple dish, adding things they think will make it more appealing when they don’t even know how to cook in the first place. It’s apparently a giant problem for creators working today, especially in the animation industry–the suits want to mess with the idea based on their ‘market research.’
And finally,’ too many cooks’ works in describing how a tv show can lose its way, a lot like Twin Peaks did in its second season when Mark Frost and David Lynch were off set doing other things. All of the new characters, guest stars, and stupid gimmicks thrown in can be dismissed as ‘too many cooks.’ The additions are too much, and they have to go.
So, what’s the deal with our serial killer? Does he represent anything?
He might be a symbol for two things I can think of. I see the killer as the audience, growing sick of all the same garbage, heartless twists, and rehashes. He’s a cynical, dispirited person, and is giving all of these bad programs the axe (or machete, in this case.)
He might also represent the way that some of these shows go absolutely insane and cannibalize themselves, destroying their own product for the sake of ratings while being fully aware they’re burning the whole house down. If it makes enough heat and light, they’re good with it.
And of course, when the killer gets blown up by Smarf, that character reveals himself to be a robot of some kind, because Big Twists always get audiences interested and result in mainstream news coverage.
The Too Many Cooks disease continues on, becoming an actual disease treated in another type of show we’ve had too goddamn much of–a medical drama.
And finally, it all becomes too heavy and convoluted, and there have been so many cooks in the kitchen messing with things that it’s time to just throw out the whole dish and start again. This task is up to Smarf, who goes and hits the reset button, because when you’ve destroyed something beyond repair or have run out of ideas, what do you try as a hack producer?
And once that intro ends and we get into the show, we have just a few seconds of actual “show” before the end credits hit, because that intro took up so much time–a comment on how television is often style over substance now.
The abstract and horror elements serve mainly as devices for serving the message, but also give us a second gift of a seriously unique horror and psychological thriller kind of situation. Too Many Cooks is 100% good all the way through and I consider it an extremely valuable short film.
In the shapeshifter au, what traits determine if someone is an alpha, beta, or omega? Does it have to do with personality?
I spent a day to write
this shit ahaha I hope it’s understandable, English is not my
first language x°D
soooo… be prepared! This is how we thought that things would work in our Shapeshifer AU and it’s a really long post ahahahsorry!
It’s mostly an “attitude”
Alpha are usually
more prone to start a fight, even for little things. They like to
resolve issues with some kind of challenge (not necessary a war, it
could also be just a playful race or something similar). They’re
kinda hot-headed and it’s really difficult to make them change their
mind about something. They also don’t like to take orders.
Beta have a “group
mindset” so they tend to defend those around them rather than
conquer. They try to reason with the enemy before commencing an
attack but if it’s necessary they’ll not hesitate to fight,
especially if it means to protect their group. They care to make
things work well.
Omega on the other
hand have the attitude to search for others approval and avoid fights
if they’re not really necessary. They’re really smart and usually
over-thinkers. Their intelligence can lead them to be really good
strategists or extremely emphatic beings (like Lucio, for example).
They also have some
physical difference that may made them more recognizable.
Alpha have stronger
muscles. That don’t necessary make them more bulky. Tracer, for
example, have really strong muscles that let her run at high speed
without auto-combusting in place, while Roadhog muscles actually make
him really bulky and allow him to crush almost anything without
are made for resistance, so their physical structure allows them to
absorb impacts better or endure longer fights. They’ll be the last to
go down and that (+ their attitude) makes them really prone to
sacrifice themselves for the sake of the group.
Omega are usually
more slim and agile, they’re made to dodge attacks. They can actually
be really dangerous because when they attack is always when they have
a clear advantage as you are probably already in their trap.
The last recognizable
difference is how they act with their mate.
All the shifters carry
some specific instincts from their animal forms (for example felines
have a better sight and canine a better sens of smell), but they all
go in “heat” (meaning that they have some phases when
they’re more receptive towards others attentions, nothing more) and
in that phase they have some specific differences:
Alpha have the bad
habit to bite, especially on the neck and under the chin. It’s an
ancestral behavior used to express dominance and they never lost it.
The others don’t usually do that.
the shit out of you, even if you’ve been a couple for 20 years.
Serenades, gifts, flowers, they’ll do their best to impress their
mate as best as they can… wich can be really romantic or really
over-sensitive and their tendency to overthink stuff lead them to
fantasize a lot… and stuck them in really embarrassing situations
when their body react to said thoughts. If they’re lucky they’ll just
end up flustered without reasons.
In the end they’re
identified as alpha, beta or omega as result of their most
prominent trait, but some of them are kind of “mixed”
as result of their life experience (acquired
McCree, for example, is
alpha with beta traits. While he was in the Deadlock Pack he had to
bow his head and put apart his cockiness in order to survive. His
attitude shifted more to defense than offence (but he still never
refuse a brawl). Or Hanzo, born with omega
traits, had to fight his way to keep his rank at the top of the
Shimada Clan, so he actually act a lot more like and alpha… on the
As a side note clans,
packs and flocks are usually led by an alpha due to their tendency to
assert their opinions. Morrison is an exception.
For as long as I can remember, my knowledge about otherkin and therians has been severely limited. I didn’t realize it was, because the concept is quite simple, no? “Humans who believe they are some sort of other creature.”
I’ve always thought this was a delusion, and felt bad for these people and hoped they would get the help they needed one day. This ‘feeling sorry’ got dismissed so often that my feelings towards them spiked to anger, where I could laugh heartily about the cringe compilations made about them because, well, I’d been treated like shit by them when I thought I’d only been empathetic.
A few days ago I decided to test my luck and interact with a few otherkin people. At first, my intent was 100% to see what stupid shit they would say. But I soon found them to be incredibly kind, and helpful, and it turns out my perception of what otherkin is (based on Tumblr and other mainstream online social media) was completely warped.
Actual otherkin and therians don’t act like that. All they have, is a strong belief that they are part-other creatures, through either reincarnation, misplaced souls or a psychological effect at a young age. They recognize and are aware that they have a human body, and most see it as a positive experience to live life as part animal while still having a human body. You can basically view it as a religion, really, but it’s not exactly that either.
A lot of what I’ve read up on involves otherkin with Paganism, using animal totems and other related beliefs to find their way in life. A few sources talked about imprinting, and the controversial topic of physical shifts. Meditation is used to find your name, and your animal. All of it is a really interesting process that I implore you to check out
(I’ll add sources to this post once I get out of bed, I just need to type this up because I’m overcome with guilt atm)
But what I really learned after all this time: whether it’s delusionsal or not doesn’t matter. It matters that they’re not harmful. To anyone. They’re just living their life, sharing experiences with others just like non-kin would talk about strange dreams we’ve had and interesting shows we saw on TV.
Those biting and growling and snarling in public, acting like a real animal and harming those around them in the process? Those people aren’t otherkin. They’re either delusional teens, or fakes. And a good portion of the otherkin and therian community seems to not like them either.
So I owe every otherkin and therian out there an apology. My view was warped, and frankly quite shallow and stupid. I’ve learned so much from simply talking to you guys that I’m ashamed to admit I ever thought differently and I’ll be more respectful of you guys in the future.
To anyone else who reads this and still holds biased views about otherkin: I highly recommend talking to one, or joining an otherkin discord to learn more about their experiences firsthand. You’ll find it fascinating, trust me. And feel free to share this message if you have any friends or family that are rude to the mere concept of otherkin. Misinformation can only be countered by sending out the right message.
The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.
He generally has a very curious nature and his only downfall is not fully understanding the concept of normal things/activites. Such as dating, costumes, and work. (His first job was given to him because he did something great, so obviously he believes he just has to duplicate that to become one of the Royal Guard now)
So! Back to what happened with Chara, Papyrus understands the science of it- but the general workings of what he tried to do (create save points) didn’t seem to work for unknown reasons (because Chara needed to die “permanently” for the save points to be solidified in a point of time)
Papyrus being at the center of that explosion(implosion?) became the most aware of it, even to the point of experiencing a timeline a second time. Like a huge wave of
he already knew what to expect for a long period of time.
Unfortunately the ones that were sucked in the first time were still damaged, hence the grey Gaster Followers(And one Goner Kid). Papyrus tried to correct them but their pieces were missing. He managed to protect his brother from a majority of damage and filled as many pieces as he could (Sans is not aware he’s missing pieces, not of his soul, just of his being, that’s the creature that showed up in Sans’ room he created in Snowdin, that thing is what is left of “Aster”)
So now this event caused Gaster to be so readily erased from the timeline that Papyrus had to arrange for both of them to leave and take on new identities otherwise they would both cease to exist entirely, just like the Gaster Followers. Papyrus already saw in the void that Chara’s power was changing, and planned their leave around that.
The biggest thing about all of this, is that it actually would have solved itself rather nicely if Papyrus had accepted his fate and been deleted. :) But in doing so would have doomed us all wouldn’t it?
“I’ll just explain it real quick! It’ll only be a few sentences!” -Me an hour ago
Highly gifted children benefit from explanation as much as their peers
When children have tests at school or when their learning abilities
are assessed, they don’t always show their full potential. Exam stress
and/or lower metacognition - knowledge that makes learning easier - can
cause a child to underperform. This problem can be countered using
dynamic tests, where children receive training during the test and their
progress is measured to give a better image of their learning
capabilities. ‘The general assumption is that gifted children always
work to their full potential in such tests and that they don’t need
training or explanations,’ development psychologist Bart Vogelaar
explains. ‘I’m not sure that assumption is correct.’
For his PhD research, 522 children aged between five and ten years -
173 highly gifted and 349 averagely gifted - took part in dynamic
testing with a so-called learning potential test. The children had to
solve analogical reasoning tasks, comprising four boxes with different
geometric figures. The first three boxes were filled with figures that
changed from one box to the next according to a particular rule, for
example, in size or in position. The children had to use analogical
reasoning to draw the figure in the last box.
The test comprised an initial assessment based on a series of tasks,
after which the children were given a training session followed by a
further set of tasks as a post-assessment. Vogelaar: ‘This kind of test
gives a better insight into how well children learn because we are able
to measure not only how much they progress on a new task, but also how
much and what kind of help they need to achieve this progress.’
The test showed that all groups of children made progress, from the
starting to the post-measurement, with major individual differences.
'It confirmed that highly gifted children also benefit from explanation
and training, and that they don’t always show their full potential in
tests.’ Vogelaar concludes from this that dynamic testing gives better
insight into the reasoning capabilities and learning process of children
- whether or not highly gifted - than conventional testing, such as
with an IQ test.
Equal training and instruction
What really surprised Vogelaar was that the two groups of children
were not very different from one another. The test showed that highly
gifted children have the same need for instruction as averagely gifted
children, and that they exhibited the same degree of progress from the
starting to the post-assessment. The highly gifted children started at a
higher level of reasoning, but made the same amount of progress as
their averagely gifted peers.’ These findings suggest that they learn
just as much from the training and instruction as averagely gifted
Highly gifted children also need extra support
Schools tend to assume that highly gifted children can manage by
themselves and that they do not need any extra support. As a result,
they sometimes seem to be forgotten. Vogelaar’s research shows that
highly gifted children also need extra learning support. 'The fact that
these childen are clever does not mean that they always perform to
So let me get this straight…two weeks without any new Miraculous content? Who even thought of this stupid thing? An educational video explaining copyright and how it works online shared among creators would have been a better idea, though personally why the heck you folks even want to bend
that far just to make a point is beyond me personally. You cannot ERADICATE people abusing content. Deal with it. This is life. This will just be a nice humorous thing for them. But common folks like me will have to suffer for two weeks because of people like that. Just do as it has always been done: report and carry on. And see maybe about that informational idea. There is nothing else to be done about it really. As for participating in this: no thanks.
I’m just gonna tackle this bit by bit, ok?
So let me get this straight…two weeks without any new Miraculous content?
Yup. Those who are participating are not going to create any new Miraculous Content. For more info, feel free to visit @miraculousblackout! *^_^*
Who even thought of this stupid thing?
Fanartists and Fanfiction writers who were sick and tired of the constant routine of create-discover-report-repeat. We create things for people to enjoy them, then discover others have stolen our work, report them ruthlessly, and repeat the cycle because we love what we do. But it would get tiresome after a while, don’t you think? Ergo, we are making a bit of noise over it with this blackout.
An educational video explaining copyright and how it works online shared among creators would have been a better idea, though personally why the heck you folks even want to bend that far just to make a point is beyond me personally.
You’re right. An educational video explaining copyright and how it works would be a fantastic idea. Let me share one with you guys real quick.
This one’s on Copyright and Fair Use, dealing with works that have been copyrighted (in a delightfully entertaining way).
Here’s an entire Crash Course on Copyright!! It’s a playlist on intellectual property and goes a bit more into detail on the whole copyright thing. Give it a view when you’ve got the time!
Even Jazza–a noteable YouTube artist and animator–has created his own video on Copyright specifically for the artist like you and me.
You know, it’s almost like people thought this was a good idea, followed through with it, circulated it, and hoped it would educate the masses on copyright, how it works, and how to avoid entanglements with the law. As for us ‘bending that far to make a point’ is just us taking a stance against those people who wouldn’t bother to search for this information anyways.
You cannot ERADICATE people abusing content.
No, but we can certainly try to lower their numbers through any means necessary.
Deal with it. This is life.
You mean lay down and take this abuse? I don’t think so. We have a right to object to this, and the blackout movement is how we are doing so. People have been driven off because of this, we continue to report, and the fact of life is that when things hit you that you don’t like, you have to do something to change it. This is us doing something.
This will just be a nice humorous thing for them.
Then they can giggle for two weeks while they get no new material. Or they can go stir-crazy. Or they can move on. Either way, we are getting their attention. The ones who didn’t know will be educated. The ones who giggle can’t claim ignorance. Ergo, we will have no mercy on their accounts when this is done and if they get right back to it.
But common folks like me will have to suffer for two weeks because of people like that.
Okay. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this seems almost as conceited as the people who are ripping off artwork. You talk like you have every right to the content we produce and are therefore angry when we choose to go on a strike for two weeks because you are owed our artwork. We will be back, and you always have the option to create works yourself in the meantime (seriously. Even if you think you’re just ‘common folk’, you guys are capable of more than you realize), but while we do this, please keep in mind our reasons for doing so. We are being robbed of art and this is an issue we need to make noise about and make people aware of.
Just do as it has always been done: report and carry on.
We have been. It hasn’t been working. We’re trying something new.
And see maybe about that informational idea. There is nothing else to be done about it really.
We can look at it, it’s a good idea to inform people while we do this, but we’re not abandoning ship. Laying down and taking their reposting shenanigans without doing anything to stop it just doesn’t make any sense to me.
As for participating in this: no thanks.
Ok. It’s not required for everyone to participate, but there are those of us who are. We will be back on the 15th.
So on the show “Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City” (currently on Netflix, basically Japanese “Big Brother” but like, super chill), there was a thing that is referred to as “The Meat Crime”.
Tatsuya Uchihara, a 23 yr old hair-dresser, had received a gift of expensive meat from a regular client of his.
A few of the other housemates decided to cook up and eat that meat while he was out working one night. They didn’t ask for his permission, and didn’t even save him any.
He got rightfully upset, and yet most of the other housemates treat it as “whats the big deal, its just meat. We didn’t have any other meat in the house”, ignoring the fact that it was a special gift from a client of his and held sentimental value to him. (They didn’t even cook it right…it included instructions on how to properly cook it, and it looked like they just grilled it normally…)
It eventually blows over, but the whole thing is now infamously referred to as “The Meat Crime”, and is one of the show’s biggest moments.
The show’s hosts make it hilarious though.
Anyways, watch the show sometime if you’re into that sort of thing. Now back to our irregularly-scheduled cafe fun.
I had a conversation recently with a friend about what being asexual means. They asked me if I get sexually aroused (well, they said “horny”, let’s not sugar coat it) and I said yeah, I do. Not all aces do, but I do, sure. And they looked at me absolutely flabbergasted and asked, “So you get the itch, but you don’t scratch it? How can you survive that?”
And I was like thank you, friend, for giving me the perfect metaphor.
And now I will share it with all of you. If you’re a sexual person having trouble understanding how an asexual can get aroused and still not want sex with another person, here you go:
Does your nose ever itch? What do you do when your nose itches? You reach up with your hand and you fucking scratch it, right? And the itch goes away?
You don’t seek out another person to reach up there and scratch the itch for you? You don’t invent elaborate social rituals where you try to convince someone to scratch your nose every time it itches? Because you have perfectly functional fingernails and you and only you know exactly where the itch is and how hard and in which direction to scratch it? And it would be utterly absurd to waste the time and energy to find someone else to do it, who isn’t going to do nearly as good a job as you could do yourself?
Now imagine you live in a world where no one scratches their own nose. Well, okay, they do, but it’s considered embarrassing and shameful to always only scratch your own nose. Everything most people do in life is somehow related to finding a nose-scratching partner. People choose their romantic partners based on how long their nails are instead of whether they’re actually compatible.
And here you are, happily scratching your own damn nose, oblivious to this whole charade. You watch everyone around you clumsily scratching each other’s noses like… “Why are you doing that? Isn’t it easier and faster to just scratch it yourself?” And people look at you with incomprehension and disgust. What is wrong with you? How can you survive without getting your nose itched for you? Doesn’t it drive you crazy?
And you’re like… Nah, friend. i’m good. I got this. I promise.
But as people discover that you don’t want someone else to scratch your nose for you, they start to get angry. They start to declare that actually, you do want someone else to scratch your nose. You probably had a bad experience or something and it made you afraid of it, but you have to try again. You just have to find the right nose-scratcher. You can’t go your whole life alone.
And you’re like… whooooaaaaa there, friend. Alone? Why would I have to go through life alone? I’m perfectly capable of being in a romantic relationship without having the other person put their fingernails near my eyes all the damn time.
Now you’ve done it. People are angry now. You are a deviant, suggesting that a relationship is anything but a way to get someone to scratch your nose. You need to be cured of this mental illness you have, surely.
Maybe you give it a shot, now and then. Maybe you start to believe that there is something wrong with you after all. After all, you seem to be the only person on earth who feels this way. Maybe you do need to learn to do the nose-scratching dance, or you’ll die alone and unloved.
So you try it. It suuuuuucks. You hate it. Even when the other person does a good job, it’s so frustrating. It’s uncomfortable. You just want to shove their hand out of the way and scratch your own nose properly. You try to avoid doing it in relationships, but everyone seems to expect it. Partners break up with you because they claim you’re using them, or manipulating them, or lying to them, or cheating on them, because they can’t comprehend the very idea that you’d really just prefer to scratch your own nose. “If you’re not getting it here, you must be getting it somewhere else,” they say.
And maybe you’re even assaulted by people who claim to have your best interests at heart, trying to fix what’s wrong with you by holding you down and scratching your nose against your will. (Shockingly, this does not help.)
Fortunately, one day while browsing the internet, you discover a community of people who don’t like having their noses scratched. It turns out it’s not even that uncommon, people just hide it because of the reaction they get from others in their lives. You’re not broken, you’re not sick, you’re just a bit different from the majority. You just prefer to scratch your own damn nose, and there’s nothing strange about that. Fortunately, thanks to the internet and the ascratch communities, you finally have the chance to find a partner who just wants love and romance, and you keep your fingernails on your own noses.
Please signal boost, because this helped my friend understand, and maybe it can help others, too.
Do you know quantum spin? It’s quite complicated and I get the impression that a lot of people explain it wrong so I wanted to try an explanation myself.
quantum spin is the ability of particles to have a magnetic field like a bar magnet. It is called spin because the effect would also occure if a particle would spin around it’s own axis. But they’re not actually spinning. We know that because particles such as electrons either don’t have any dimension at all or are so small that they would have to spin a lot faster than the speed of light.
Still, in mathematics, you can pretend it is spinning to calculate the angular momentum and the direction of the spin. It is quantum mechanics though which means that you can only ever know the direction on one of the axis (x, y or z) and not all three.
So spin is actually a characteristic of electrons and other particles just like mass and charge.
What I think is very interesting about it is that we can measure the direction of the spin by sending a particle through an inhomogeneous magnetic field and in whatever direction we measure it the spin is always either up or down. But it is never in between. Also, if we measure one direction and then another and then the first again there is a 50% possibility that the outcome will be different than the first time.
Which means by measuring the spin of a particle we change the orientation of the paritcles spin so if we measure it for up/down we might get “up” because the electron (or other particle) just aligns when measured and then we might measure left/right and with that we changed the spin of the particle again so if we then measure up/down again it will just have one of the two directions.
I hope you liked my explanation! If not or if I got anything wrong please tell me!
There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one, and I want one, but there isn’t one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect.
And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
So who thought of the bodyguard au?? Did you make the head cannon and @littlecofiegirl made the comic or??
Ahaha so people ARE confused lol I apologize for not making it clear, allow me to explain for you :) The original concept of my bodyguard au was from @littlecofiegirl, I sort of borrowed her idea with her permission and started to develop different storyline and setting. She also stated that bodyguard au has existed long before she started hers, so it’s hard to tell who’s the person that came up with the whole bodyguard thing 🤔 Anyway she and I both do the bodyguard au but carry out in different directions. However sometimes we do have pretty similar plots and the most funny part is that….we never knew or talked about these plots before we found out what each other was preparing for or posted them out individually! IT’S MAGIC😂 So no, we do not cooperate in this au which also means you can enjoy this au with more than one possibility and storyline :)
The EWW au is an AU created in the premise/prompt that Weiss basically gravely injures Ruby enough to count as a kill which allows Weiss to summon her, and me being my Extra self made it so much worse; thus the acronym EWW. Everythng Went Wrong. It’s a silly name but I quite like it. (also i think the person got the idea to ask from that one au where Weiss summons her team. Which i think is badass but also lonely.)
For me it isn’t a spectrum of platonic < alterous < romantic attractions.
While I don’t feel romantic attraction, I do feel both platonic and alterous attractions and there is a firm distinction between the two.
When I get a squish on someone, ie am platonically attracted to them, I may want to do the following things with them:
Be best friends
Support each other emotionally
Cute sweet little platonic kisses on the forehead
Live with them
Talk to them a lot
Basically I want a close, commited platonic relationship with them. I’m not jealous of romantic partners though I may be very protective of my squish and jealous of someone else spending more platonic time with them than me.
Alterous attraction is altogether different. It’s not “partway between platonic and romantic”. When I get what has been termed either a plush or a squash depending on who you talk to, I want:
To be The Most important person to them
To have an emotional bond
To support each other emotionally
With this type of attraction I am more likely to get jealous of a romantic partner, not because of the dating itself but rather because that person is likely to be the most important person to them and be the closest to them emotionally. I’m not going to go all “Teardrops on My Guitar” but I will often wish that I was the one dating them because of the way our society prioritises romantic relationships.
For me there is no hierarchy. I find alterous plushes to be more intense than platonic squishes but that doesn’t mean that alterous attraction is in any way “better” than platonic. I’ll admit that when I see romantic attraction in others it can seem a bit frivolous to me but as it’s not something that I feel I can’t really judge.
So that’s that. Now, I am not the supreme ruler of who gets to use the word “alterous”. Anyone may use that word if they feel it fits them. But this is my experience of it, and I hope this explanation helps people to gain some more insight into this type of attraction.
I know its been a few months since I’ve posted. There are 2 reasons why:
1: I’ve been creatively and artistically burnt out. A severe art block. I think need to step away for more than a week to really regain perspective. Its working :P
2: I suffered a sever allergic reaction to some food which put me in the hospital for a few hours. I’ve spent more time and money trying to learn what it was (among a few other unrelated health issues) in the past two months which left me with even less time for art even if I wanted to do it.
But that said… I’ve been playing around in the Unreal Engine 4 game engine; Lets see if I can actually make a game~
I’ll be back to regressing proper in 2018, but for now, I’ll be sharing progress in Unreal and start making progress that long awaited low poly tutorial thats been on the back burner for over a year haha.
So finally, an explanation on why Steven is deaf: In your normal human ear, you have all the complicated parts and what not, whereas gems don’t have ears, it’s all hard light. So what happens when you try and shove those together? You get Steven. He has normal outside appearance when it comes to his ears, but on the inside of his ears, there is nothing but hard light. Because of this, he can not have surgery or hearing aids as those would require doctors to magically structure whole new ears for him.
So yes, he was born deaf. I hope this explains it well enough.
So I rebloged a post trying to verbally fight for transwomen. (Who are still valid in my opinion). However I worderd it incorrectly as I do on most of my post/reblogs but I am going to reticify that right now.
I grew up in a strict boy or girl mentality. I got deemed a weord kid because of dressing in princess clothes while working on cars with my father. So in steps my family on “what a women does”:
Is polite and courteous to others
Could taze/kill you if the situation calls for it
Make up (yeah the biggest issue in my reblog apologies my friends are still working with me)
Can take care of herself
Accepts others for who they are
Yeah those are models I uphold even if they need renovating… That is 18ish years of a family explaining that constantly. The ones I don’t uphold:
Ladies watch what they eat
Always listens to the man of the house
Does not do dirty things
Does not have the breadwinner job
Now, that its listed I shall go further on.
I did rush into the reblogs, and that was idiotic.
I do think all transwomen butch, girly, etc. Are all valid, and I am sorry for making it seem otherwise. That was a bad move.
My sister never wears makeup and she’ll probably smack me upside the head for that remark and yeah ‘twas dumb of me to slip like that.
Transwomen are still women folks. It doesn’t matter if you can tell they started with a different part or not. They are still women, whether they look the part or not, and whether or not people can accept it.
The Yerushalmi - Jerusalem Talmud, also called the Palestinian Talmud. (Sefaria link)
The Bavli is the ‘standard’, and so when saying “The Talmud”, people are referring to the Bavli.
[As I wrote this, I started wondering what’s the more common name now….
turns out the Hebrew names ‘Bavli’ and ‘Yerushalmi’ win big starting from the 1980s, so I’ll stick with that]
The Bavli was compiled in Babylon around the 5th century.
The Yerushalmi, despite its name, was compiled in Tiberias around the 4th century.
While the Yerushalmi was compiled and done with, the Bavli continued to be edited.
was done by the “Savora’im”, the sages who lived in Babylon between the
5th and 6th centuries, and possibly even by the early “Geonim”, the
sages who lived in Babylon between the 7th and 11th centuries.
are various opinions (of course) about the role of the Savora’im. The
traditional opinion holds that they didn’t do much, but some
researchers today say they wrote most of the Talmud.
any case, around the 8th century, the Bavli achieved its final form,
and was sent around the Jewish world, gaining prominence.
Israeli and Babylonian center vied for prominence throughout the Geonic
era, and the Babylonian center finally “won” when Rabbi Saadya Gaon took
over, in the early 10th century.]
Talmud does not deal with the whole Mishna. In fact, it deals with just
over half (37 out of 63 tractates), and skips things which didn’t really
interest the sages of Babylon: the commandments related to the Land of
Israel and the laws of purity and impurity.
The Talmud is built around the Mishna.
more modern way of looking at the Talmud is according to the “Vilna
Edition”. Published in the 1880s, the pagination of this edition became
the “de facto” standard (”turn to page 180, side B” is easier than “turn to chapter 4 and try to find where we are”)
But I think it’s important to understand the original format, because it does help you find what you’re looking for.
The Mishna is divided into 6 “Orders” (Seder, pl. Sedarim). [This is why both Mishna and Talmud are sometimes called “Shas”, the Hebrew acronym for “Shisha Sedarim” (six Orders)].
Each “Order” is divided into “Tractates” (Masechet, pl. Masachtot)
Each “Tractate” is divided into “Chapters”. Like the Parsha, the chapters are traditionally named, based on the first words of the chapter.
And each “Chapter” is divided into “Verses” or “Mishnas”
example, in our study of Hashavat Aveida, we’re studying the Mishna,
Seder Nezikin (Order of Damages), Masechet Bava Metzia, Chapters 1 and
2. In Hebrew, the chapters are referred to by name, but I’ll skip that
In Sefaria, they give you an option to view the Talmud by “Chapter” or by “Daf” (ie, Vilna edition pagination)
I was wondering why some non binary people choose to physically transition if they are nb? Wouldn't it be leaning towards just being transgender if, for example, someone who is afab chose to have top surgery, they are just replacing a typically female physicality with a male one? And the same with hormones, it's just switching an aspect of themselves to the opposite binary gender? Obviously I respect every nb persons right to express themselves however makes them comfortable but I was wondering
Well, first of all, nonbinary people ARE transgender, though on a personal basis, some may choose not to identify as such. Trans just means that you do not 100% align or identify with the gender you were assigned at birth.
But secondly, you seem to have this mistaken idea that nonbinary describes one, specific experience. Indeed, you seem to have this mistaken idea that being a binary trans person (or maybe even being cis) describes one, specific experience. It doesn’t.
Besides the fact that nonbinary simply means “not 100% a woman only OR 100% a man only” and therefore covers anything from: no gender to multiple genders to simultaneous genders to fluid genders to partial genders to unknown genders to indescribable genders to anything else that falls outside the binary, trans people are not a monolith. As well, despite persistent transphobic misinformation, trans does not actually mean “transition”. Trans means “across”, as in identifying “across” or away from the gender you were assigned at birth. Transition of any sort is not required to be trans. Finally, since we’re on it, this is just a reminder that cis people can have feelings of discomfort and dislike towards their bodies, as well.
Some binary trans people love their bodies and are comfortable in them. Others don’t. This includes nonbinary people. Some nonbinary people may love their bodies without any physical transition. Others may want binarily “mismatching” genitalia. Others may want a completely different set of genitalia. Others may be slightly more comfortable with one set of genitalia over another. And still others may have too complex a relationship to their genitalia that transition isn’t possible. And others may not even know what they want.
A desire for whatever genitalia may be a desire to relieve dysphoria. It may be going after a feeling of euphoria. It may just be a preference of what you like best or are most comfortable with or even how you believe will help you express your gender best and potentially be misgendered less.
There is no one way to be trans. While many trans - and cis folk as well - have strong feelings towards their body and their genitalia and may consider their desire for a certain set (or to keep a certain set) of genitalia a sign or expression of their gender, not all do. Your genitalia do not define you or your gender.
Please take some more time to read through this blog and others like it so that you can better understand what nonbinary means and just how wide of experiences and perspectives and journeys we can have. One good place to start could be a good glossary where you can see just how wide a range of feelings that nonbinary covers.
I love classical music and I love bts, so I thought why not? It all started when it suddenly crosses my mind how Namjoon would be such an amazing conductor. He would still be really clumsy though, but he’s someone whom every member of the orchestra would respect and follow without hesitation, and it all flowed from there. link to my au: here
‘Looks intimidating but is the nice senior’
He was really intimidating when I first saw him. I was like ‘ wow? he looks kind of scary?’ But as I get to know him, he’s very adorable and soft ( and incredibly clumsy please be safe namjoon ). I respect him a lot as a leader. He always think about the other members deeply and support them from behind while also leading them from the front. The way he carries the burden of a leader is admirable. The color bangtan has now is because of Namjoon. Makes the perfect sense why he is the conductor.
Ok I know you get a lot of asks but can you explain this “planets in signs that are opposite its ruler are in detriment, as the expression of the planet is inhibited due to the contradicting energies. ex: moon in capricorn, sun in aquarius” a little more? Bc those are literally my placements and I’ve never heard that term before 😔😔
I’m not sure what post you’re referring to?
But breaking this down in a way that’s easier to understand would be something like this (sorry I suck ass at explaining) -
Opposite it’s ruler: all planets are “ruled” (or vice versa, the signs are ruled by the planets depending on how you look at it) by at least one sign, and these signs will have particular influence of that planet. For example, mercury is the communication and thoughtful planet, and it’s ruled by Gemini and Virgo because gemini are constantly thinking and communicating in some way, and Virgos have very frantic logical thoughts. So for reference
Sun - ego, confidence, consciousness, who you are when you’re feeling yourself, the best version of you.
Moon - your emotions, your subconscious, how you process things, who you are when you let your guard down, your habits. Your fears and insecurities.
Mercury - thoughts, communication, how you think and talk, what you think about, how you learn.
Venus - relationships, plantonic, family, love. How you love yourself and the world around you. How you show love. Aesthetics and beauty. How you express yourself aesthetically.
Mars - anger, sex, passion, drive, what you feel you “should” be doing. Morals. Where your fears come from, work ethic.
Jupiter - luck, karma, what you’re interested in, how you learn, travel.
Saturn - morals, judgements, intuition, worries, fears, how you operate in life and with others.
What planets the signs are ruled by and vice versus.
Aries - mars
Taurus - Venus
Gemini - mercury
Cancer - moon
Leo - sun
Virgo - mercury
Libra - venus
Scorpio - Pluto
Sagittarius - Jupiter
Capricorn - Saturn
Aquarius - Saturn
Pisces - Jupiter
But then we have to loop back around to what “opposite means” idk how to explain it lmao here’s the list (it just kinda makes sense in my brain there’s no real explanation it’s just chaos of knowledge in my mind skskks)
Aries - Libra
Taurus - Scorpio
Gemini - Sagittarius
Cancer - Capricorn
Leo - Aquarius
Virgo - Pisces
Breaking this down one more time, “the planets that are in signs opposite it’s ruler are in detriment.”
So for example:
if your Saturn was in Cancer, it would be in detriment.
If your Mercury was in Pisces it would be in detriment.
saying that the sign’s expression is inhibited basically just means that if you’re a sun Aquarius for example (because leo and Aquarius are opposites, and Leo is ruled by the sun) that means your ego, confidence and all personality traits ruled by the sun, will be stilted. You might have ego and confidence but it won’t be expressed as loudly as a Leo or it will be expressed the opposite way a Leo would express it.
(Thanks for the ask, sorry it took me so long to get to it) Ok, so for the first question regarding the power levels of the Super forms vs. the Ruby forms I only have one way I can put it without getting too much into it.
And Ruby! Knuckles is a very interesting prospect. However, it would not work the same way as with Sonic, as I believe the Master Emerald and the Chaos Emeralds are two separate entities meant to keep the other in check. In my own theory, I like to think that unlike the Chaos Emeralds, the Master Emerald is more about keeping the peace and order in the universe, keeping the flow of time “correct” if you will. It’s about calm sincerity.
Now that’s not to say Knuckles wouldn’t have a form, he definitely would. His would just be different.
Due to the Master Emerald always working better when the pieces are all together and always changing but in a uniform way, I think Knuckles would be able to absorb the Phantom Ruby completely instead of the weird half rejection that Sonic has to go through. Thus, Knuckles and the Ruby are now one uniform entity. Once fatigued though, that ruby will be rejected.
In comparison to Ruby!Sonic, Ruby!Knuckles does pack a powerful, reality shattering punch way stronger than Sonic ever could. However, the reality bending, or illusionary properties of the Ruby would be sacrificed in return for this raw power. In terms of speed and trickery, Sonic’s got everyone else beat on that end of the spectrum. If the two were to face off, it would end in a stale-mate just as many of their other bouts had ended. With Sonic hurting for the next month and Knuckles with some incomprehensibly atrocious headaches.
Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing that it still shouldn’t go in a fruit salad.
Charisma is not being impolite about there being tomatoes in the fruit salad.
Constitution is eating the tomato fruit salad without gagging.
Dexterity is slipping the tomato fruit salad to the dog.
Strength is pummeling the jackass that brought the tomato fruit salad.
are abilities used in battle which have music related names. They come up just
a handful of times during Homestuck’s narrative, mostly seen as Combo Attacks. Fraymotifs
are optional elements for Sburb, but it’s indicated that the troll’s used
theirs in their session and we see the Kids using them too.
As we can see they can be purchased on the Kids’ planets and
there are ‘solos’ and ‘combos’. The solo is only for one player and there are
combos for all player combinations.
A player has 3 solos and judging by the increasing prices on them they also
get more powerful from the latter.
First time we saw a combo fraymotif it was done with Dave and Jade while they
were fighting with Bec Noir on LOFAF.
we only know the names for John’s list from the shop and Adagio Redshift, and
we don’t really know what any of them do, we can only speculate. They also
appear in [S] Collide, which we have some idea of what they do or what kind of
effect they have but we don’t get names for them.
the Roxy-Rose-John combo
The 2 John-Rose combos and one of them has to be Myxolidian
Maelstrom, and Rose and Roxy are also shown to perform 2 fraymotifs
Dave and Terezi do a combo twice, both to bring back Dirk from
the dead by changing the timeline
And the Striders also perform a cool combo
— On this blog we want to create fraymotifs for your Godtier, either 1-3 solos or a combo. We give it a fancy name relevant to your Aspect and some form of music, dissect the name’s meaning, and tell you what awesomness it is capable of. Give us an ask, tell us your classpect(s), and if you want a solo from either of the three power levels (low, medium, strongest) or all three, or if you want a combo with your fellow Godtier.
So I watched Oboreru Knife (”Drowning Love” 2016) a couple of days ago and there seems to be a lot of confusion about what is actually happening at the end. So I rewatched the ending and wrote an explanation text. (I watched it on KissAsian. All the screenshots and timestamps are from KissAsian).
WARNING: I kind of got really obsessed and drawn into it, so this is waaay too long. Sorry not sorry!
What actually happened:
Natsume is at the shrine as the obsessed stalker approaches her once again and tries to rape her. Koh is at the festival as Kana tells him about the man in the fake mask and that she thinks that Natsume is in danger. Koh is clearly enraged and seems kind of like he’s out of his mind, but also like he’s excited about his chance to finally get revenge for what has happened the year before. (ts: 1:31:40)
Natsume tries to fight against the rapist but fails. As she remembers what had happened the year before, she screams for Koh to come and save her. (1:32:18) Right after that you can actually hear Koh screaming in the background and see that the rapist stops. Natsume passes out.
*Then there’s the Time Jump.* Natsume is shown as she wakes up a little bit later. Because she is unharmed, she comes to believe that it was only a dream. She had dreamed about how she had wanted Koh to save her, like she had wanted it to happen a year ago, a couple of times (1:33:35).
While Natsume is in the shrine thinking about her dream, Koh is back at the fire festival. He’s fighting against the other guys. As he had finally managed to save Natsume, he regained what he had lost before when he wasn’t able to save her. He had now managed to live up to the expectations that he held for himself. You can see his strength in those scenes, and that he seems enraged and therefore uses the adrenaline to dominate over the other guys during the ceremony. It almost looks like he’s intoxicated by his own power, especially as he takes his mask off, to display his strength openly infront of the entire village. (MEANING: He doesn’t feel like he has to hide anymore. By saving Natsume he was finally able to be proud of himself again).
At (1:36:26) flashbacks come up. We can now see what happened before there was the time jump. From the way it was filmed it looks like Koh and Natsume both have flashbacks.
After Koh had arrived in the shrine, he attacked the rapist and almost killed him furiously. Natsume ‘wakes up’ and encourages Koh to kill the rapist. (1:37:03)
(flashbacks are over)
Next we see Natsume once more. She went out of the shrine and is now on the street, as she encounters Kana. (1:38:33) The festival is over and Kana gives Natsume Koh’s mask and the knife that Koh gave to her earlier. Kana is clearly in shock.
(1:39:15) The last flashback reveals that Kana had followed Koh and stopped him from killing the raper. Natsume first yells at Kana but then passes out. The attacker kills himself, so that he’ll be lined up in the newspaper besides Natsume. He does that so that her career as an actress will be ruined entirely and so that he could be united with her somehow. Kana and Koh then get rid of the body and all the evidence by throwing them into the ocean, because they both know that Koh would’ve been arrested for murder, since no one would have believed that the raper had killed himself.
Kana then somehow threatens Natsume (seemed like it to me), that she should never again see or talk to Koh. (1:40:56) Natsume fully realizes that it hasn’t been a dream, and breaks down.
The knife ‘drowns’ in the ocean.
(1:41:27) Fast foward in time: Natsume went back to Tokyo and shot the movie. She’s winning an Award for her performance. She herself says that she thinks that she’s being “attentively watched” by her god. (She’s talking about Koh as her god. In the manga it comes out clearly that she sees him like a little god).
Beginning at (1:43:53) the scene from her movie switches to an imagination of hers. The final ride with Koh never really happened, so she dreams about it, creating a happy end for the both of them, because they never got one in real life. “As I move forward, I can see your back”. Natsume says that Koh will always be with her, as usual: a few steps ahead of her. Natsume also says that she’s glad that the rapist had killed himself, because she was purified when he died. The both of them seem happy at first, however at (1:46:52) you can see their expressions change (especially Koh’s) and Natsume is crying. They look agonized and sad because they never got the chance to be together properly, even though they loved each other so much.
WARNING: PLOT SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ!!!
As I’ve said, my most recent short story “Something About
Carmen” had a hidden plot twist that I would later explain. Well here’s the
full explanation for those who didn’t catch on to it when reading:
Carmen, like many other transwomen and specifically
transwomen of color, has suffered many different attacks from men who reacted
negatively to learning she’s trans. If you read the story again, there’s a part
where she’s describing her attacks and one specifically is an attack where a
man hit her so hard that he knocked her unconscious. It was this violent attack
that actually put Carmen into a coma, which she has been in for the last eight
months. Thus, her relationship with Kemari is in her mind. Kemari Miller doesn’t
There are freethinking and compassionate black men in our
society like Kemari but sadly, Carmen didn’t encounter that kind of man until
she was put in a coma and found him in her dreams. It’s a very sad reality and
portraying that reality was important to me because transwomen of color are the
target of so much hatred and violence. If you gloss over the hidden plot twist
then you’d think this was a happy-go-lucky story about a black woman that has
found the love of her life, and her lover is okay with her being transgender. But when
you do discover the plot twist, it’s heartbreaking because this beautiful woman
knows her dream man is in fact in her head and she doesn’t want to wake back up
and live in her reality again.
But I’m glad you guys
enjoyed the story and I hope this post explaining that hidden plot twist makes
you think. I’ve never done this with a story so it took me a while to be
confident with the decision and to go for it, so I’m glad it’s been
well-received. And for all the Carmens out there in the world, my heart goes
out to you and I have hope that one day things will change.
Hey guys. So, I got the virus removed from my computer a while ago but I haven’t been on here because my time for writing and posting has been severely limited for the past few weeks due to issues at work and with my family. This is why I prefer to keep my personal life separate from all of this because things are already hectic enough lol. I had to take a week to get everything in order and I believe I’ve accomplished that for right now. So, I’m posting the next chapter of And My Heart Goes tonight and I will be replying to messages in my inbox immediately after posting on Wattpad. Thanks for all of those who were able to bear with me these past few weeks instead of flooding me with hate messages LOL! I greatly appreciate your patience.
Quick(kinda dumb) question bc I'm kinda new to the gorillaz fandom, who is archie?
archie’s actually a character from the powerpuff girls movie. craig mcCracken wanted to put in some gorillaz references, hence the newspaper article and archie’s resemblence to the gorillaz’ artstyle (and his shirt) he only has one speaking line, and just appears in the middle and the end, but dang he’s cute.
@uncamurdy suggested the ship idea as a joke, & chose his name, as well. the whole thing took off bc it’s nice to be able to ship 2D with a character who we can all headcanon w/e we want (ie. he’s a good and nice punk boy who treats 2D the way 2D deserves) and thanks to Ace being in the band now, they exist in the same universe, haha. (although i guess the news article and his shirt means they exist in the same universe anyways, gorillaz is acknowledging that w ace)
Wait, in the comic of saving eyeless, hoodie was upset to turn down the offer to save his friends. Soooo. Whywepointinggunatfrienemy??? 👀👀
Had he’d taken the offer from slenderman he would know for sure his friends were cleared of the sickness (and probably cleared of their memories of what happened) and would be safer to be around. (not endangering anyone anymore)
That didn’t happen in the story of finding Alex, so Alex is still the unpredictable and dangerous Alex he knows who is inside his home with his baby!!! Someplace that should be impossible for him to know where it was!! so for their protection, he’s not taking any chances with him. (of course, he doesn’t know what has happened to this Alex yet)
You dont news to say aspergers/autism, aspergers is literally just high functioning autism
Not everyone knows that they fall under the same diagnosis now. That’s a newer development. Until the words are commonly known to mean the same thing I’ll keep it on the description. Thanks for trying to clarify!
“High functioning” is a bit of an abstract concept, too, so you know, and generally just means able to speak coherently. Would anyone else like to take up the explanation of that phrase? Anyone with access to a computer and a love of infodumping?