druid-fables:

This spread looks complicated, but I promise it’s not! It’s very easy to read, and honestly? It’s almost like 3 readings in one. I call it the Triad Spread. This idea came to me at 3:30 in the morning one night when I was requested with a 10 card reading, and had three questions attached, so this is the format I chose to use.
The A, B, C are for categories such as: Love, Life, Money, Education, Spirituality, Creativity, Inspiration, etc. The list goes on. Each of these hold a different answer to a question for the specified category.
Cards 1, 4, 7 ask who you are now. These are meant to give you insight to things affecting who you are at the time of the question, what problems you may be dealing with, etc.
Cards 2, 5, 8 (sideways cards) are your obstacles, or things that are helping. In the case of me doing practice readings with this, everything was an obstacle, except maybe one card that seemed more of a helping instance.
Cards 3, 6, 9 are possible outcomes for each category. This may be something that will change because you take action to overcome obstacles, or whatnot.
Card 10 is an overall possible final outcome that should reflect the overall reading.
This spread worked amazingly for the few test readings I did, and it was very blunt and honest. I’m not sure how well it will work for others, but this is why I’m throwing it out into the universe. And if something like this already exists, it’s purely coincidental.

druid-fables:

This spread looks complicated, but I promise it’s not! It’s very easy to read, and honestly? It’s almost like 3 readings in one. I call it the Triad Spread. This idea came to me at 3:30 in the morning one night when I was requested with a 10 card reading, and had three questions attached, so this is the format I chose to use.

The A, B, C are for categories such as: Love, Life, Money, Education, Spirituality, Creativity, Inspiration, etc. The list goes on. Each of these hold a different answer to a question for the specified category.

Cards 1, 4, 7 ask who you are now. These are meant to give you insight to things affecting who you are at the time of the question, what problems you may be dealing with, etc.

Cards 2, 5, 8 (sideways cards) are your obstacles, or things that are helping. In the case of me doing practice readings with this, everything was an obstacle, except maybe one card that seemed more of a helping instance.

Cards 3, 6, 9 are possible outcomes for each category. This may be something that will change because you take action to overcome obstacles, or whatnot.

Card 10 is an overall possible final outcome that should reflect the overall reading.

This spread worked amazingly for the few test readings I did, and it was very blunt and honest. I’m not sure how well it will work for others, but this is why I’m throwing it out into the universe. And if something like this already exists, it’s purely coincidental.

I’m like ‘the Tea Party is racist’ and my friend is like ‘Kamau, you can’t call the Tea Party racist. They’re not all racist.’ And I was like, you know what, I don’t need the Tea Party to be 100% racist for me to feel perfectly fine calling them racist. I don’t need 100% racism in the group. It could be way less than 100%. 10% is plenty for me. If the Tea Party is 10% racist I feel comfortable labeling the whole group racist.

Let me explain how that works. If I offer you a shake, a milkshake. I say ‘would you like a milkshake?’ You go “yeah, sure I’d like a milkshake.” I go, ‘okay, here you go, but just so you know it’s 10% shit.’

Oh, now you suddenly you understand how it works. 10% is kinda a lot ain’t it. You go ‘uh oh, that’s too much shit in my shake.

W. Kamau Bell on the Tea Party and Race
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24 Invaluable Skills to Learn For Free Online in 2014

heytherewolfgirl:

1. Become awesome at Excel. (x)

2. Learn how to code. (x) (x)

3. Make a dynamic website. (x) (x) (x)

4. Learn to make a mobile game. (x) (x)

5. Start reading faster. (x)

6. Learn a language! (x)

7. Pickle your own vegetables. (x)

8. Improve your public speaking skills. (x)

9. Get a basic handle of statistics. (x)

10. Understand basic psychology. (x)

11. Make your own music. Guitar (x) Voice (x) Songwriting (x) Music Production (x)

12. Learn to negotiate. (x)

13. Stop hating math. (x)

14. Start drawing! (x)

15. Make your own animated GIF. (x)

16. Appreciate jazz. (x)

17. Write better. (x) (x)

18. Get better at using photoshop. (x)

19. Take decent pictures. (x) (x)

20. Learn to knit. (x)

21. Get started with investing in stocks. (x) (x)

22. Clean your house in a short amount of time. (x) (x)

23. Start practicing yoga. (x) (x)

24. Tie your shoelaces more efficiently. (x)

Original post by Buzzfeed.

African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group [in the United States], holding up their treatment, and in turn, their quality of life, according to research.

When white children were misdiagnosed with autism they were usually told they had ADHD, but Mandell discovered that Black autistic children were told they had things like psychoses, mental retardation or selective mutism. This, along with the fear that Black parents have of reporting their child’s behavioral issues due to the fact that their children are removed from the home as a result more often, makes it hard for Black children with autism to get the treatment that they need.

Black Children and Autism: The Difference Is Black and White (via genderblinditem)

my first diagnosis was a psychotic disorder btw

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But lets keep pretending doctors know everything and never fuck up or hold prejudices that make the diagnoses they give wrong.

(via fatbodypolitics)

This happened to my brother and noooow I know why. Nobody even tried until he was twelve and then they kept trying to diagnose him as pre-psychotic and my mom was like “no” and then they just put him in special needs for a year because THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT HE NEEDS even though he’d already been diagnosed with Asperger’s.

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Lemme take another moment to reiterate that racism =/= hurt feelings.

-Holly

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rinadoes1x1:

Masterpost of Tips and Inspiration for Horror Writers
This isn’t a comprehensive list - only the ones I actually found helpful and worth the time it took to read them. None of the original posts are mine; I just collected them. Feel free to send me other links if you find any and want me to add them.
The bare bones: horror writing tips
how do I start writing horror fiction?
what makes horror horrifying?
the seeds of horror
25 things you should know about writing horror
13 tips for writing horror fiction
5 elements of a good horror story
20 tips for writing the perfect horror short story
creating an environment for a horror story
getting the best out of your bad guys
leaving your monster in the closet
plot and character in horror fiction
horror plot cliches and top 5 overused horror settings
how to write horror
classic structure of the horror novel
generic horror vs. innovative horror
8 ways to pile on the fear in your horror fiction
what makes for a great thriller?
Genre tips (only listen to these if you care more about your audience than being a literary writer)
the line between horror and dark fantasy
what today’s readers want and what today’s readers don’t want
horror subgenres
Not horror-specific, but helpful nonetheless
25 ways to fuck with your characters
25 steps to edit the unmerciful suck out of your story
5 ways to make your novel hopelessly addictive
Prompts and inspiration, in case you’re stuck on your plot or need motivation for a scene
masterlist of speculative fiction writing prompts
barton’s character meme: death-related prompts, skin and bone, bruises and blood
okayophelia’s archetype series
southern gothic playlists, anyone?

rinadoes1x1:

Masterpost of Tips and Inspiration for Horror Writers

This isn’t a comprehensive list - only the ones I actually found helpful and worth the time it took to read them. None of the original posts are mine; I just collected them. Feel free to send me other links if you find any and want me to add them.

The bare bones: horror writing tips

Genre tips (only listen to these if you care more about your audience than being a literary writer)

Not horror-specific, but helpful nonetheless

Prompts and inspiration, in case you’re stuck on your plot or need motivation for a scene

a-p-h-belarus:

phrux:

adamsforthought:

dungeonsandpendragons:

Commonly confused medieval weapons, a powerpoint by me.

Now stop screwing them up, seriously, or I will put a medieval weapon in your head.

Tumblr is endearing me to being lectured at in Comic Sans

THIS is a WAR SCYTHE, a scythe actually used in combat. Notice it is not a useless piece of shit and is an actual functional weapon.

The only reason why death is pictured with a FARMING scythe is because he harvests souls.

now i can kill ppl and know what im killing them with thank you

myths & urban legends masterpost

ohnogangsters:

i really love hearing about ghost stories, folklore and the like, and im sure there people out there who can relate, so i decided to throw together a masterpost. this collection is the result of a half hours’ worth of googling around. i apologize if there are any broken links - if you catch one, please fix it. additionally, if you know any good links that arent listed here, feel free to add them!

browse carefully - some of these are pretty creepy. lots of violence and swearing scattered around, etc.

Wikipedia:

Snopes: (warning: some popups! snopes is sometimes an unreliable source, so i suggest taking its articles with a grain of salt, but theyre still a pretty good read.)

Misc.:

  • 136 creepy wikipedia articles (not all urban legends, but still a really excellent masterpost!)
  • American Folklore (havent delved too deep into this website but it has a lot of content - check the links across the top in the red bar)
  • Creepypasta Index - Highest Rated (again, havent read all of these but theres some classics on here i recognize)
  • All-Lies (has some irritating ads, but theres a lot of stuff on here. take note of the sweet ’90s flames on the bottom of the page)
  • DisneyLies - (sister site to the previous link. im not sure why there are so many creepy myths surrounding disney, but these are pretty good. also has some pretty rad flames)

uranusandneptune:

midnight-pursona:

"Your too fat."

"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"

"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"

"Cosplay to your size!"

"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"

"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."

"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."

"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."

To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:

I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3

Yaaaaasss