Tuesday, April 22, 2014

faejilly:

atomicpen:

faejilly:

lifeofkj:

Hey, did something happen in DA fandom today? ;)

In all seriousness, though: most of you are being very good about this, but please remember to tag ALL your posts relating to DA:I — pictures, speculations, disgruntlement, random squee. You never know when you’re going to drop some info that someone else had managed to avoid up to that point. Even just using “da:i” or “inquisition” or “inquisitor” somewhere in the post will block it for anyone using the xkit Blacklist (I don’t know about Tumblr Savior). If you do this consistently, you will receive my undying appreciation. Thanks! <3

Alright.

There are several people, whom I adore, who have a tendency to have long reblog conversations/reply chains, or lots of text posts, or even just not-as-vague-as-they-think-they-are random complaints/squees, or get involved in a particular subject/fandom/sj issue, and they don’t tag them.

Some of you are on mobile, so you can’t help it, and I know that, but I still just cannot deal with it on my dash without any way to moderate it.

So I’m unfollowing a few more people, and it’s not personal, it’s strictly a personal anxiety issue.  

This isn’t Dragon Age Exclusive, even, but the proliferation of DAI conversations rather highlighted the point, because beyond the ten different versions of da3/da:i/inquisition on my blacklist, I had to learn names of companions I didn’t want to know yet, in order to make entries for them, in the hope that that would work?  Not so much.  (And much the same thing happens with every fandom I’m not in, and politics, and etc. etc.)

It makes me want to bitch out the entire game, which is unfair to those of you looking forward to it, so I’m just trying to get it off my dash so I don’t harsh the squee, so to speak.

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I have never had trouble tagging on my android for posts, but I have trouble with asks. And i see quite a few ask/reply chains with nothing in them for ts or blacklist to catch, or explaining what they’re about. That’s what I was referencing, anyways.

That does make more sense—asks are weird like that sometimes, though going to the mobile site and not using the app for me on iphone still gives the option for adding tags, iirc.

Thanks for clarifying that—I had this mental picture that people were just posting and not tagging and going “Oh well I’m on mobile” and it turned into a lame sort of excuse. I’m glad to see that it’s not (at least here?) the case.

faejilly:

lifeofkj:

Hey, did something happen in DA fandom today? ;)

In all seriousness, though: most of you are being very good about this, but please remember to tag ALL your posts relating to DA:I — pictures, speculations, disgruntlement, random squee. You never know when you’re going to drop some info that someone else had managed to avoid up to that point. Even just using “da:i” or “inquisition” or “inquisitor” somewhere in the post will block it for anyone using the xkit Blacklist (I don’t know about Tumblr Savior). If you do this consistently, you will receive my undying appreciation. Thanks! <3

Alright.

There are several people, whom I adore, who have a tendency to have long reblog conversations/reply chains, or lots of text posts, or even just not-as-vague-as-they-think-they-are random complaints/squees, or get involved in a particular subject/fandom/sj issue, and they don’t tag them.

Some of you are on mobile, so you can’t help it, and I know that, but I still just cannot deal with it on my dash without any way to moderate it.

So I’m unfollowing a few more people, and it’s not personal, it’s strictly a personal anxiety issue.  

This isn’t Dragon Age Exclusive, even, but the proliferation of DAI conversations rather highlighted the point, because beyond the ten different versions of da3/da:i/inquisition on my blacklist, I had to learn names of companions I didn’t want to know yet, in order to make entries for them, in the hope that that would work?  Not so much.  (And much the same thing happens with every fandom I’m not in, and politics, and etc. etc.)

It makes me want to bitch out the entire game, which is unfair to those of you looking forward to it, so I’m just trying to get it off my dash so I don’t harsh the squee, so to speak.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

random multi-fandom list is random

feel free to ignore.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anonymous asked: For the tattoo meme - a knotwork falcon, or a single falcon feather?

Funny you suggest this, anon, one of the designs I was/am/idk debating to finish up the middle of my back that’s still open is this one:

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(obviously not cropped and refined and evened-out a bit more, and also sans the Chantry Sun)

(which also happens to be the sigil my more secular/Eye of the Falcon!AU Sebastian adopts—from this Day prompt, in fact—shhh)

whyswhoswhats asked: A dragon climbing (or flying) up one leg? I could see it, especially if it were one of your own design. Something you made and designed, from something you wrote? Extra-meaningful.

I do need a dragon on me somewhere… my legs are the only completely open places on me, and I’m a bit worried they’d hurt a whole lot (for some reason I’m 20x more sensitive on my thighs and calves than anywhere on my torso? I suppose that means I need more muscle there). One of my best buddies and I do want to get a matching DA tattoo on one leg, but perhaps one of the Miomir dragons on the other one…

I like it!

Anonymous asked: perhaps an elaborate knotwork wolf and raven

Yes, I like, excellent suggestion.

The only problem with “elaborate” is space needed… and I’m running out of real estate for the size needed for “elaborate”…

If you had to suggest a tattoo for me based on what you know of me from my blog, what would it be?

(Source: stut--ter)

Monday, April 14, 2014

roachpatrol:

ivanebeoulve:

adventuresintimeandspace:

Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

yeah, for writting..

now i am thinking about all the fics where a kid passes out because vampire and like how much can a vampire chug???

I feel like stories where someone loses blood but not a whole lot—such as from the aforementioned vampires, in medical stories, stories where a character loses blood for whatever reason—that simply the amount of blood lost is not the only factor in their reaction. For some people, the very commonplace procedure of having blood drawn for medical tests can make them pass out (a vasovagal response), and they don’t even draw a significant amount of blood (I know because I can be one of those people).

Some more things to consider in writing:

  • Diet can affect their reaction to blood loss—if they have a bad diet or a condition (low blood sugar levels, diabetes, etc) that affects blood flow. I can speak from personal experience that it is entirely possible to have a vasovagal response if you don’t have a bit of food in your belly, too, so not even a bad diet, but food in general for some people.
  • Anxiety—some people don’t like the sight of blood, some people don’t like needles, and so on and so forth
  • Dehydration—it is a pretty big factor (along with food, in my experience and opinion) in helping to keep blood pressure from dropping, which can be a cause for a person passing out.
  • Anemia and other blood-related conditions that affect blood cell levels and blood pressure and all that

These rules also can apply to someone getting a tattoo—you don’t lose a significant amount of blood by any stretch of the imagination, and oftentimes no blood is lost (at least half of mine didn’t draw any blood at all), and it’s not anywhere near as painful as rumor has it (though again, different for every person), but things such as anxiety, food, and hydration levels (or lack thereof) can all effect what happens.

I imagine it’s the same for any number of situations where physical pain and blood loss are involved.

Friday, April 4, 2014

5 Nice Things


Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers, not back to me, I did it already! Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go!

Tagged by felspar and because why not. I’ve been really quiet and there are perhaps a few of you who’d like to know I’m still alive.

1. After a night at a campfire, the next morning I was finishing up a song I was writing at the time and discovered my range went down to an octave below middle C.

2. I will always be there for family. Even those who don’t deserve it. As much as I tell myself not to be.

3. I try to always be straight up and as honest as possible with people. If not always tactful (not often, in fact).

4. I try to acknowledge my faults and strive to grow beyond them; I am always trying to balance two sides of the coin.

5. I am very present in the moment I am currently experiencing—be it a moment in the past, present, or future. People often confuse this with not being able to let go of things that are in the past, but it’s simply that I am reliving the moment.

I think most of you who I’d tag have already done this, and I probably couldn’t up with a whole ten anyway. So if you see this from me and want to do it, feel free, but I certainly don’t expect anyone to.

(Source: osthareane)

Friday, March 28, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Sunday, March 2, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Anonymous asked: hey your gawyn hawke has wesley's haircut! how often do you think aveline accidentally calls gawyn by wesley's name in that first year in kirkwall?

Probably not more than once, honestly. It’s rather difficult to mistake Gawyn’s 6’4” bulk as someone else, after all…

But I could see her the first few times just seeing the back of his head, or the side of this cheek, the white scars spattered across his knuckles and fingers, and mistaking him for a brief moment for her Wesley.

But then he straightens his shoulders (much broader than Wesley’s), or turns his head and she sees the broken nose that Wesley never had, or he says something quietly to his sister in a voice much deeper. He was never Wesley, and she could only pretend so much while grieving on the cramped ship bound for Kirkwall. After they land there is no way to mistake him for her dead husband, no matter how they almost moved the same way in armor if she watched him just so. She only saw hardened steel in his eyes, and none of the yielding warmth that had always been in Wesley’s.

Monday, December 23, 2013 Monday, December 16, 2013

whyswhoswhats asked: I'd like to know what was in your brain when you wrote that heart-hurty Aeron-watches-Malcolm-die fic

(referring to this)

Honestly, I was mostly thinking about the closeness of Aeron to his father, the way Malcolm probably had known he probably wouldn’t get better and despite already taking Aeron under wing to teach him all he knew, he would have been more intense the last several weeks or so that he felt the cough settling into his lungs, the slow drowning feeling slowly overtaking him from the inside.

I imagined Aeron would have noticed early on what Malcolm was doing—even if he had been able to keep the actual sickness under wraps for as long as he could—and confronted his father about it, in private, and then grown stubborn and resolute for a while in trying to heal Malcolm. I was thinking of how Leandra wouldn’t have wanted to let go at all, wouldn’t have wanted to face the truth that her beloved husband was dying and there was nothing anyone at all could do about it. About how Aeron has always been his father’s son and as difficult and horrible as this was, it only really served to drive home all the lessons of making hard decisions Malcolm had always taught him. Of how no matter what happens, he needed to keep going—needed to keep them all going.