This is the most effective book advertisement i think ive ever seen
1. The look on the author’s face
2. The hilarious plot framing
3. Dumpling earrings
4. The look on the author’s face
quickie note for anyone who doesn’t know, Xiran Jay Zhao’s pronouns are they/them!
aaaaaa I really wanna draw some of my OCs just like cosplaying c3 characters… I love these outfits and designs so muuchhhhhhhhh
Taliesin Jaffe don’t do this to me
aaaaaa I’m so proud of dingo doodles and fool’s gold this is so fucking amazing hahaha
[ID: A quoted retweet from Matthew Mercer @.matthewmercer. The original tweet is by Kelly Knox @.kelly_knox and reads: “Do you get to control some of the effects on the screens?? omg” Matt’s retweet reads: “I get to control it ALL. Lights, screens, projections, music, atmosphere… my villain lair is nearly complete.” /end ID]
[ID: A tweet answered by Matthew Mercer @.matthewmercer. The original tweet by DarkOfNate @.DarkOfNate, in response to the previous tweet, reads: “Matt, the set looks great, well done! My photosensitive and epileptic friends are a bit nervous about the new lighting effects; could you let us know if there will be any strobe effects or other flashing lights? I know you’ve worked hard to make this campaign inclusive. Thanks!” Matt’s response is “There are no strobes or flashing lights, as its all meant for subtle atmosphere. :)” /end ID]
Need Tumblr to understand that you are a marine biologist only if you study lads and urchins in the seas and oceans. If you study hooligans and whippersnappers in a lake or river you are in fact not a marine biologist, you are a limnologist.
Are there any benefits to being a limnologist?
The benefits to being a limnologist are limnited
toxipop :@sommerrev You and Caitlin need all of these for the kitchen
“Get in the godamned ship! Everythings on a cob! The whole planet’s on a cob!”
ok i’m fucking screaming my friend found this on amazon and apparently it’s like a whole niche and
I want to collect Foodimals
They’re called “Home Grown” figurines and I used to admire them all the time in whatever stores carried them. You’re all missing some of the very coolest:
@trashfirefallon new cryptids.
I LOVE THEM
Y’all forgot the squirrel
Just in case y'all couldn’t get enough, Here’s 10 More!
someone using “thy” where they should use “thine” is one of the grammar mistakes that is most ridiculous for me to be upset by, but man it takes me right out of a text
if anyone’s looking to avoid this in their writing:
“thy/my” goes before words beginning with a consonant
“thine/mine” goes before words beginning with a vowel or the letter H, or in predicative construction (eg. “that bag is thine,” never “that bag is thy”)
(also “thee” is an object pronoun and “thou” is a subject pronoun. so you’d say “Thou art a coward,” but “The thieves set upon thee.”)
this page on Prestwick Cafe is very helpful
go thou forth and write marvelous archaic dialogue!
Looking up sword poses, but then it’s like “no I wand a more muscular woman pose” and it’s like no I want like endomorph muscle builds. “Haha… no.” Says art resource sites… ugh. Listen I’m trying to draw sword and shield tank built characters, I KNOW women can be muscular and slight but I would appreciate another option augh….
found this absolutely gorgeous set on artstation which like wow look at how gorgeous the model is, I think this is applicable to the interests of a couple people on here so I’m sharing lol
Terfs found this and I would like to state never have I ever wanted you to feel benefited by my actions. I 100% wasn’t talking about you when I was talking about people’s applicable interest. I think your cult of biological essentialism is the source of uncountable tragedies.
May not be able to stop you from doing what you want but I do want you to know you’re unwanted here and I’m blocking you.
concept: there are lots of different worlds and all of them have different levels of access to magic. Some are just all over the place and some have no magic at all.
You would think that we would be one of the strictly non-magical worlds, but actually, that’s not the case—we don’t have like, a huge excess of magic, but we have, like, dreams, and the placebo effect, which puts us pretty solidly in the “Numinous” world category.
This post brought to you by the placebo effect, which is completely insane if you think about it for more than like 3 seconds
but for some reason we insist on thinking of it like “so people’s symptoms improve, but like, it’s Fake” rather than “HOLY SHIT humans are so powerful, they can improve the symptoms of their illnesses just by believing they are being cared for.”
Anyway just imagine like
Human, suddenly sucked by portal into a Magical Land: damn I wish I came from a magical world lol
Elf wizard dude: hahaha bro what are you talking about
Human: well, my world is just—
Elf wizard dude: what about the magic rocks????
Human: What magic rocks?
Elf wizard dude: You know, the magic rocks. The ones that generate near infinite energy by tearing apart the fabric of their reality? You know, like, uranium? You haven’t found those yet?
Human: Wait wait wait. That’s not—
Elf wizard dude: And like, come on, you even have some low level necromantic spells over there, like—
Human: We do not have necromantic spells, what are you talking about
Elf wizard dude: didn’t you say your friend was an EMT though? they do that shit all the time. Hell, you don’t even have to be like a high level caster or some shit, it takes like a few weeks to learn CPR
Elf wizard dude: You guys do have CPR, right?
Human: I mean yes but—what the—CPR is not necromancy!! That’s not how it works, it doesn’t bring people back from the—well I guess technically it does but that doesn’t—
Elf wizard dude: Next you’re going to be telling me Mothman doesn’t “count” either.
Human: You don’t understand. I mean…Radioactivity kills people!
Elf wizard dude: Ohhh. You got just the cursed magic rocks.
Elf wizard dude: Damn. That sucks man.
Elf wizard dude: So you have no talking animals? None?
Human: Well I mean—there is that one type of parrot but like that doesn’t—
Elf wizard dude: godDAMN it
It got better!
Human: Oh, right, and various of the corvids. Ravens and that. They talk too.
Elf wizard dude: And no sapient animals? At all?
Human: Well … I mean, depends what you call ‘sapient’. Crows remember who’s nice to them and bring them presents, and will get the whole flock to attack people who are mean to them, and cats basically conned us into lavishing them with food and attention–
Elf wizard dude: And that?
Human: Oh, that’s a pigeon. They’re really dumb, though.
Elf wizard dude: It’s getting on your public transport network!
Human: Yeah, it’ll get off at its stop– wait.
Elf wizard dude: CATCHING ON YET?!?
ok seriously tho like. The placebo effect can work EVEN IF YOU KNOW YOU’RE GETTING A PLACEBO as long as you believe in the placebo effect itself.
Like, there is nothing about sprite that should soothe my stomach when I’m nauseous, and I know this, but if I’m feeling nauseous sipping sprite is one of the fastest ways to settle my stomach, because when I was little my mom told me it would help.
If that’s not a kind of magic IDK what is.
Your mom blessed EVERY BOTTLE OF SPRITE TO EVER EXIST but for YOU ONLY. HOW POWERFUL IS SHE?
Just. For the record, for anyone worried after seeing that post; Traumadumping on the first day of therapy is like. A good therapist’s dream. Like they WANT you to spill out your problems so they can help you work through them. When you only have an hour with someone once a month it is a Godsend for them to be able to just. Say whats hurting them right off the bat. The biggest problem I had at therapy was I became so conditioned to not talk about my issues that nothing was able to get done. So please, ‘traumadump’ to your therapist. Its what they’re paid for. They are trained to decompress, you don’t have to worry about them.
Spill it all! Be as open and honest as you’re comfortable being! Don’t worry about picking a place to start or about what you should address first. You and your therapist can decide in that together after the fact.
And if you’ve been going to therapy for awhile and your next session was planned planned a specific thing but something happened in between sessions that you just really want to get off your chest? It’s okay to derail your own session to talk about the new thing!
Your therapist is your mountain climbing guide. They’ve trained to climb mountains and they’ve climbed up and down a bunch guiding others but also sometimes as the climber themselves with or without a guide. They know lots of tricks and skills that can make your journey smoother and safer. They know some shortcuts and they have an idea which paths are too dangerous to walk and which ones might be too advanced for your current skill level.
But they are only a guide. You are still the one, are rhe end of the day, that determines which mountain you want to tackle and how fast or slow you want to climb it. Their job is to help you make it to the top alive, and then back down again also still alive.
If you have a lot of mountains you need to climb the best thing you can do is tell them about all of the mountains right away so they can create a training plan for you and can help figure out the best order to tackle those mountains.
Do your best to complete your homework between sessions
But if you can’t just be honest about why because if you do want to to get better and can’t manage to get your homework done that’s a sign there’s either underlying trauma that needs to be addressed or there’s a different barrier in your way that needs to be dismantled or detoured around and your therapist can help you with that too. It’s okay. They won’t be disappointed in you and they won’t judge you (if they do that’s a sign you need a new therapist*)
*but don’t just fire them off the bat if you feel they are judging you. It might be a misread of the situation so let your therapist know you’re feeling judged because a good one will try to figure out what it was they were doing to make you feel that way and they’ll stop doing it (and/or help you reframe your perspective/recontextualize). If they don’t do any of that and are dismissive of your concerns then yes, go find a new therapist. You should always feel like your therapist takes your concerns seriously.