The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
Going to Indiana for 5 days

Gonna dog sit, babysit and get some work done. So I will be fully avoiding tumblr in an attempt to get my work done! It worked last semester when I cut myself off.

pickpants-maemae:

Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.
But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.
I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!

This is so important. 

pickpants-maemae:

Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.

But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.

I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!

This is so important. 

Thank you Federal Government

My tax returns will really help me pay the bills while I’m finishing my degree.

Tinea Versicolor

So I have this fancy named skin condition which pops up every summer, Tinea Versicolor. Which is some type of fungus, and literally has no negative side effects other than it makes my skin discolored. I asked the doctor if I had to get rid of it once. She was surprised, but said, nope, it’s not contagious, it isn’t a health concern, it is not irritating in any manner. It just makes my skin discolored is all. I never get rid of it because the doctor in the past prescribed body wash that had animal fat, and aside from being vegan I literally think that shit is just gross. Why the fuck do we rub dead animals on our bodies to get it clean? Ugh.

Here are some tips to help you manage tinea versicolor:

  • Avoid using oily skin products. (Like soap? What products do people put on their skin other than soap? Lotion? I don’t use that!)
  • Reduce your exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun may trigger or worsen an episode, and a tan makes the rash more visible. (I live for the sunshine, also who cares if the rash is more visible?)
  • If you have to go out in the sun, (of course I have to go in the sun, the beach is the only reason to live!) consider using an anti-fungal shampoo daily for a couple of days prior to sun exposure. (stop putting dead animals in it then!)
  • Put on sunscreen every day. Use a non-greasy formula with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30. (I do this any time I go outside in the summer! Duh, I don’t want skin cancer!)
  • Do not wear tight clothing. (Luckily the rash only shows up on my chest and I let that area breath all summer!)
  • Wear breathable fabrics, such as cotton, to decrease sweating. (I’m vegan I wear only cotton and breathable fabric but you can’t stop sweating when you live in an apartment with no ac and you spend your days lying on the beach)

I actually kinda want to get rid of it this summer. I will have to do a bunch of research though to find a solution that doesn’t require animal fat. Maybe I’ll just keep my skin discoloration….

get-creeped:

*treated*

I watched the video clip on some youtube news channel. I hate youtube commenters. They seem even more racist than people in real life, which seems crazy!

get-creeped:

*treated*

I watched the video clip on some youtube news channel. I hate youtube commenters. They seem even more racist than people in real life, which seems crazy!

watchu wearing? I want it.

watchu wearing? I want it.

wocinsolidarity:

odinsblog:

#myNYPD

the OOP heard around the world

Oh Boy!

darning-socks:

Books, man.

Rooms for rent in uptown(chicago)

rideyourbike:

My roommates and I are looking for roommates. Our lease ends august 1. So we have one room open May 1 to June 1(400) and two others (one is 400 and one 250) open now till august. If you need flexible living etc. Hmu. We live in uptown, a block away from foster beach!

FYI

skyl:

lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

hmm, i did not know this

And on older computers it’s the only font that has a NORMAL Aa without that fucking weird ass party on the top.When children are learning to write and read, nothing is more confusing than letters being different in each format. They look at an “a” and they are all like “motherfucker you didn’t teach me that symbol, this is horse shit!”

TW: Rape

potatoxprincess:

can we talk about how there is a lot more rape in game of thrones than in the a song of ice and fire books? it makes me so fucking mad. like, ” oh, two characters had consensual sex here? let’s change that so the show is more edgy.” cut it the fuck out.

Seriously I get furious with almost every writer at this point. Everyone fucking writes about rape, and in lazy ways that just don’t make sense, to add to a story. Quentin Tarantino for instance. If you are going to step into the very uncomfortable world of rape, at least think about why you are doing it, and remember that it’s not something you can then just forget and move on from. It’s a serious commitment in your writing about your characters. Even Veronica Roth in Divergent was pretty sloppy with an foggy physical attack turned into a sexual attack. 

My fiction writing classes were full of men who wrote about rape and it always made me so uncomfortable and angry listening to them read about it. I mean that shit could have been triggering for my other classmates, but these fucks think they have the right to write about anything in the world. Fine, it’s your right to be a terrible human and writer all at once. Congratulations! 

crapmachine:

this was gonna be my submission to Ghibli Jam but I’m TOO LATE, oh well.

Oh boy! It’s stupendous! 

crapmachine:

this was gonna be my submission to Ghibli Jam but I’m TOO LATE, oh well.

Oh boy! It’s stupendous!