I know I'm preaching to the choir but like. You know you can wear masks for other sicknesses. Not just covid. If you have the flu or a cold or a stomach bug you can still wear a mask to help prevent the spread of it to others if you insist on going out! I just think it's the polite thing to do


    Especially since people's immune systems are getting weaker and weaker due to covid damaging the body's immune system. Illnesses that for most people never used to be much of a big deal are getting increasingly dangerous for bigger and bigger parts of the population.

    Very glad we live in the era of writers being able to win fights for on screen gay couples but the thing about the censorship is it forces people to write insane metaphors and make such compelling use of subtext to write just the juiciest relationships and i think sometimes writers should pretend theyre being censored just a little bit. like you can make it textual later just dance around it for a while and do whatever the fuck was going on with house and wilson for a bit first


    you can always give your blorbos mobility aids btw . you can always make them disabled its always morally correct


    Thats what i mean with this now . Fuckign commit violence against that beast until they have your disability we're getting representation the hard way 2night


    [Image ID: Tumblr tag from pepperMintFreak reading: #i agree with your sentiment op but i would love to read this as you persuading us to break their legs or something /End ID]

    Hey Stormlight people! I’ve had this for a while but finally managed to recreate it digitally!

    This is my unofficial script/language/alphabet (+ user manual because I made it far more complicated than was probably necessary but whatever) that I created for the singer/listener people, and I thought some of y’all might enjoy!

    Couple of notes:

  • the rhythm symbols have no actual basis in anything, I just tried to make something that captures the feeling of the word. “Tension” is one of the more obvious ones but the others are vibe only so
  • Apologies on the handwriting, it’s not the greatest but oh well
  • If you have any questions on how to use or just anything in general I am willing to answer!
  • All credit goes to me please don’t claim this as your own (ik it’s whatever but this did take me like actually ~14 hours total so please be kind)
  • Grammar is pretty much cleaned up, I'm working on cleaning up the dictionary now... I think this one will take a few days!

    In the meantime, here's a fun fact!

    In Modern Draconic, there is no concept of Male or Female gender. The only genders that exist are "sho/xhe" (lit. "Draconic" and "Not Draconic"). This is similar to animacy (in English, that's the difference between "he/she/they" and "it"), but the rules are slightly different.

    The rule of thumb is that you use sho when talking about someone or something of draconic nature (a dragonborn, a kobold, a lizard, etc.), and xhe for everything else. However, there are some non-draconic exceptions where you should also use sho:

  • Emotions (fear, love, joy, etc.)
  • Jobs (hunter, rider, trader, etc.)
  • Kins. This includes family members (parent, child, sibling, etc.), clanmates, and any member of a community, when specifically referring to them as that relation. For example, an elf spouse would be referred as "sho" if them being a spouse was the subject of the sentence, otherwise, "xhe" should be used.
  • Note that depending on the dialect, there might be disagreements on what is or is not considered draconic in nature.

    "Shark" is a common example.


    Oh fuck off


    Anyway the best opening line to a book is still from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe:

    “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”


    Another favorite is the opener from CS Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

    "There was a boy named Eustice Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."


    May I present a strong contender as well:


    JESUS CHRIST. Killer opening.

    An Actually Short Reading List

    I’ve seen a lot of Short, Introductory, Beginner’s reading lists with ten or twenty links, and, well, they’re intimidating. While you might not want to leave off something important, if everyone gets scared off by your list, nobody reads anything. So, let’s try something a bit more approachable! Here are three easy-to-read works.

    Principles of Communism

    If you’re new to communism, this short-ish work will introduce you to… the principles of communism! Engels’s writing style can be a bit difficult, and he references a lot of old-timey stuff (what’s a spinning-jenny?), but it’s a good introduction!

    Link: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm

    On Authority

    If you like the thought of communism, but are wary of ‘authoritarian’ or ‘totalitarian’ communism, this very short (one page!) text might help you understand why historically, communists have supported those measures (hint: if they just wanted power, they wouldn’t be siding with the powerless!).

    Link: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/10/authority.htm

    Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong

    Quotations from Chairman Mao, while longer than the last two works, is made up of small, self-contained… quotations, which are individually easy to read (and reread), and if you’re interested in learning more about a topic, you can always check out the work the quote is referenced from. This ‘little red book’ discusses communist perspectives on topics ranging from education, the military, and study, to self-criticism and culture.

    Mao’s writing style is, I find, much easier to read, and the little red book covers such a wide range of topics that, if you only try to read one of these, I’d say to try this one. If feudal peasants were able to study and understand it, so can you!

    Link: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/index.htm

    That’s all! Thank you for reading this, and I hope you give the works I mentioned a try!


    when I was a kid I used to have such bad anxiety about fictional monsters Getting me in my sleep that I'd only get like 2 or 3 hrs of sleep for what felt likes weeks. However, one day I realized that if all the Fake monsters like Freddy Fazbear were real then so were all the Fake heroes I love, like Goku, and he could BEAT THE SHIT out of Freddy Fazbear

    i need to call out of work autistic. school also