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Afniel, Lavender Lapin, and Fuck Yeah Fibromyalgia are all moving to share a home at…
So update your follows accordingly, or not if you don’t want to I guess? I’m going to be working on refollowing everyone from there so give me a week or so and then let me know if I should be watching you but am not.
I’ll be reposting this a few times before totally transitioning over, and keeping my old blogs for posterity.
I did a lot of witchy protection stuff today because I’ve been meaning to, and because we need more house protection due to a certain someone.
Besides basic cleaning and organizing, here’s a list of what I did, and behind a cut for length:
You’re welcome! I’m glad the things are useful to you, it was fun making some stuff I haven’t had to make before!
Alright all you followers of Afniel, Lavender Lapin, and/or Fuck Yeah Fibromyalgia;
I’m going to be merging my blogs together. Which means that instead of a personal blog I rarely use, a witchcraft/paganism (gasp!) blog I frequently use, and a fibromyalgia/chronic illness blog that I use occasionally, we’re going to have one personal/witchcraft/paganism/fibromyalgia/chronic illness blog that I use pretty much all the time. Hooboy!
With like, a side order of random stuff like LGBTQ and other such things that are relevant to my interests. Maybe a splash of fandom here and there (mainly Homestuck, possibly Supernatural once I watch some more). And talking to people about stuff. Tagging as appropriate. I know I have some followers here just for the witchcraft so I’m going to be using “not witchcraft” for that; other likely candidates are “fibromyalgia” “chronic illness” “personal” “pagan” “fandom” “health” (last one for stuff that’s not strictly fibro nor chronic, because I just have a crap immune system and sometimes I gotta vent). I’ll have a for-real list so you can tumblr savior stuff away to your heart’s content.
Lavender Lapin and FYF and Afniel’s old posts will still be around as archival stuff, but this is your warning.
Now I just need a name for this thing. I’m open to suggestions, especially those involving…
- Any of the aforementioned topics
- Luna moths
- Stars/moons/various celestial bodies
- Aquarius maybe?
I am debating condensing my three blogs (personal (mostly not used), witchcraft, and chronic illness) into two (witchcraft/personal and chronic illness). Or possibly even one, but I’m not sure how that will rub followers.
It’s really more the illness/personal followers that will be confused because I’m pretty sure the witchcraft followers already don’t give a shit that I use my Lavender Lapin tumblr for not witchcraft stuff now and then. Personal blog is rarely used, chronic illness blog is occasionally used and I would really like to examine how witchcraft and chronic conditions can intersect since it’s very relevant to my interests and I feel not very explored.
Yea or nay, what say, y’all?
Pretty girls with long hair!! Stop cutting that shit off!! Boys don’t wanna date girls with boys haircuts!! Sorry!!
I’ll be over here with my short hair and fine as fuck boyfriend, you can be over there with your bitter attitude.
I don’t date boys. I date men. And the man I’m dating doesn’t give no fucks that my hair is short because he understands that a) it’s my hair and b) that he has no voice over what the fuck I do with my body.
And to add to that, not all “girls” want to date boys anyway. I sure as fuck don’t. I will cut my shit however I like in order to be attractive to myself. Bonus points if my girlfriend likes it but why the hells would I want to style myself for other people’s benefit? If someone happens to like it that’s great but I am not using the top of my head as a platform from which to announce my level of desperation to attract a socially-expected (aka male) partner.
Like, seriously, let’s break down what you just said. It pretty much boils down to “Women should only style their hair this one way that way men approve of.” In this statement 1. women don’t even get a vote, at all; 2. all women want the approval of men; 3. all men want the same hairstyle on women.
Which craps all over 1. all women; 2. all women, especially those not interested in men; 3. all men, especially those who a. don’t like long hair, or b. aren’t interested in women. With a side order of crap in all areas for people who don’t adhere to societal gender roles expectations (transpeople, third genders, androgynes, agenders, genderqueers, and all those other awesome people that would take me forever to list because there are just so many neat ways to exist other than just male or female).
So in closing how about you think it over and next time instead of blanket statements that make internet strangers jump on your case, say something like “I really like long hair on girls” because that is just you expressing an opinion of your own regarding only yourself, not trying to make that opinion a rule that applies across to board to everyone, and having opinions on what makes someone attractive to you is totally fine.
This has been a random lesson in gender policing!
“I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark.
I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving
I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble… . I will get up. It’s OK to fail… . I will rise again.”
—-Max Lucado, Shaped By God (Tyndale House)
…how should I take this?
Max Lucado is like the creepily, aggressively happy love-and-white-lighter of Christianity…something about him always rubs me the wrong way and yet I can’t quite put my finger on it.
I mean there’s nothing too weird about the statement but anything that starts with “I will control my thoughts” just loses me right away, because it’s really the entire self-brainwashing thing that made me leave the church. Hell no I won’t control my thoughts, I will have and understand and accept them, and if I decide to change them it sure isn’t gonna be through brute force.
*shrug* I don’t know what context it was sent in but if a family member sent me that I’d probably pretend it didn’t happen.
Okay, I haven’t seen a good answer for this so Imma just lay it out and hope somebody out there knows.
Does it matter in what order you draw each line in a rune?
‘Cause I keep looking at them and thinking, oh gods what is the stroke order even supposed to be in this. And I think it’s because I learned Japanese, and I’m generally very good about my kanji handwriting, and especially with bindrunes I look at it and all I see is an unfamiliar ideograph that I can’t quite parse with the systems I’m familiar with.
So yeah, does it make a difference, or is it just a free-for-all up in hurr?
Flu-like symptoms and ominous dreams about being sick and pursued by vague “bad guys”. Superman intervened for the first round but there were more lurking after he left. Send tea and biscuits ASAP.