This blog is Body Positive, GSM Positive, Feminist Positive, Religion/Spirituality/Lack Thereof Positive, A bunch of other Positive/Friendly stuff, and also full of my weirdness
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." False:
- the bird in your hand must be a small bird in order for you to have it in your hand. the birds in the bush may be any size and thus possibly worth more at market
- it is possible to throw a net around the bush, guaranteeing capture of the two birds
- going after the two birds does not necessitate the release of the bird in your hand. transfer custody of the bird to a trusted associate for a shot at a total of three birds
help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful
DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL
yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”
LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant?? Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO. They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL. They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.
Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse. The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!! Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest. Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed. They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.
It’s back and adorable
These are the rules I followed on my last Skyrim run (before I started to get bored and tapered off playing it). These rules are fun if you just want to try a different play style and fuck around, but aren’t very good if you want to follow specific quest lines.
1. Do not talk to any male npcs unless they are connected to a female npc. This includes shopkeepers and quest givers.
- For example, you can talk to the Jarl of Whiterun in a limited capacity because of Irileth. At Warmaiden’s, you can shop with Ulfberth only during the time of day when Adrianne is present inside the shop (Adrianne is easily available outside the shop almost all day though).
- Yes this means that you won’t be learning any shouts available from the Greybeards.
- Daedric Princes are an exception because they are technically genderless.
- If a quest is given/started by a female npc, and male npcs are introduced later, try your best to tolerate them to complete the quest (whether or not you do is your choice).
2. Avoid looting female human(oid) enemies when possible. Strip male enemies down to the nines.
- Exceptions for quest items, uniques, and gems. Avoid removing women’s clothing from their bodies.
- Hag ravens, spriggans, draugr, wispmothers, and fire atronachs can be considered non-humanoid and are exceptions to this rule.
- Optional Bonus: When possible, move women’s bodies to a ‘safe’ or respectable spot to rest.
3. If a male npc insults you, murder them.
- If the npc is essential, knock them unconscious or ‘down’ them at least once.
- How you handle the guards is up to you, as they frequently say rude things to the player character. I alternated between quick load/saving and killing them, or just letting the insults slide.
- If you see a male npc harassing a female npc, murder them.
4. Regarding followers.
- I didn’t use followers except to sacrifice one for a daedric quest. You could do female-only followers or just use male followers as cannon fodder. Whatever you feel like and whatever works for your character and play style.
Optional Things I Did With My Character
- My character was a dark elf and racist, so she showed preference towards male dark elves and I could interact with male dunmer on a quest and shop level. They still got murdered if they were rude, though.
- Misandry didn’t apply to the giants. They have their own culture and are pretty chill. They hate men as much as you, probably.
- "Not All Men" bonus: I chose 1-2 male npcs that my character tolerated. One was the speech trainer in Solitude out of necessity.
I think that’s it! I thought I had more rules but I haven’t played Skyrim in months. If I remember any more, I’ll edit the list.
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.
MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.
I want to be Mara Wilson.
Guardian of the Galaxy by Pcoskun