Folks really liked my emotional first aid page thing (thanks!), so i decided to put it online so yall can read it and maybe get use out of it. It addresses meltdown (dissociation, panic, sensory overload), inertia (executive dysfunction), and despondency (depression, despair, apathy).
I’d like to say that the descriptors and advice are tailored to what works for me, so they might not apply to other people - but if they’re useful for you, that’s great! Contains very little self-talk and nothing about breathing, so if those super-common pieces of advice annoy you too, then you may like this.
So this website I made last summer is having a mini popularity surge! Glad to see that folks think it’s cool. If you’ve referenced this page in the past eight months I would LOVE to hear if these first-aid tips work for you, and whether you tailored them to suit your own needs. Most self-care conversations are boring, but an aspect that interests me is the usefulness/uselessness of one-size-fits-all advice, and how to learn to interpret your emotions when they’re stormy & confusing.
/emerges from the deep
I’ve been toying for a while with the idea of making a blog about Being A Writer while dealing with depression and learning disabilities, but spoons lol. then I thought maybe I could make a side blog to aggregate useful strategies and self-care ideas I find on tumblr, and maybe post about my own attempts at creativity and adulting. then I thought I hardly actually ever use my main personal tumblr any more, so why not make it this one. I don’t know. I’ll give it a try.
my goal in life currently is to be able to deal with my own life sufficiently that I can start creating again. I probably need to break that down somehow.
for now I am going to try to stop being a sad heap on my bed and do some unfucking of the back garden and maybe even enjoy the sunshine.
Tori here. You may have noticed that we’ve been posting links from the new blog I’ve started, Starship Fabulous. It’s all about queer issues and representation pop and geek culture - basically exactly the same stuff as the LGBTQ Fandom track at Nine Worlds, but in blog form. It now has a tumblr too: starshipfabulous
It became my intention to make something like this ever since Nine Worlds 2013, because a space to discuss the good/bad/ugly of queer content in fandom and media shouldn’t be confined to one weekend in one city. Before the blog, nineworldslgbtq was filling in a little bit, but now that Starship Fabulous exists it seems to make more sense to move stuff over to the new tumblr. ‘Nine Worlds LGBTQ’ is an event, Starship Fabulous is something bigger*.
So if you want to keep seeing more of the kind of thing we’ve been posting, follow starshipfabulous. This blog will stick around for reference, but it probably won’t be used much.
If you ARE primarily interested in the Nine Worlds stuff, the new tumblr will still post event news. Think of Starship Fabulous as the mothership from which LGBTQ Fandom events are plotted and launched, if you like.
I’ll reblog this a few more times so everyone knows, but will tag it ‘nineworldslgbtq is moving’ if you’ve already got the message and want to blacklist it.
*well, it will be. It’s only little right now, because I’m trying to get it off the ground while managing depression and a lot of Real Life Crap, but little acorns and all that.
Announcing Verse Kraken issue 2! We’re open to submissions, from now (October 1) to the end of the year. The spurs for issue 2 are live - we encourage you to explore their origins, play around with them, and take your time creating your multimedia/cross-genre/hard-to-classify responses.
Our full submission guidelines, including recommended size/length for responses, can be found here.
For more information on the spurs, go here.
Have fun, Krakens!
We are open! We have a Greco-Latin poem-beast from the stars, one of the earliest examples of meta-animation, and a magic word to inspire you. We’d love to see your responses!
So I’m thinking of leaving the night vale fandom because as much as I like the fact that the characters can really be whatever we imagine them to be I do not condone people hating on others for deciding that Cecil is white. I believe Cecil is white, not because I have an issue with a colour character like some blogs have been accusing, but because I like the idea of an inter racial relationship and because the man who voices Cecil is white. I don’t care what your Cecil looks like in your head so I would very much enjoy if I would not have to see people getting upset about other people’s Cecil’s. you want Cecil to be a freaking alien go ahead! You want Cecil to be transgender good on you! You want him to have another skin tone other then white like a bed sheet, be my guest but DONT! Try to shame me for my head canon because I won’t shame you.
I would like to start off by saying that Cecil doesn’t have to be white for Cecil/Carlos to be interracial. interracial relationships aren’t just between a white person and a person of color. if Cecil is Native American and Carlos is Latin@, it’s still between two people of different races.
it’s completely fine if you see Cecil as white. fans who dislike white Cecils are not shaming you, nor are they hating on you; they are merely critiquing the majority of headcanons, because, yes, it is a problem that 80% of the fandom sees him as white [source].
no one is shaming your personal headcanon. pointing out the imbalance in racial representation is not shaming.
Welcome to Night Vale (and Desert Bluffs) google chrome themes!
You can use them but PLEASE credit cairovercoat at least.
patterns by themselves:
EDIT: The Desert Bluffs preview looks a little wonky, but it’s all fine when it’s actually downloaded.
Time for FUN FILLED SCIENCE CORNER
Hypothesis: The most common reasoning for making Cecil white is by far, ‘because his voice actor is white’. So, as Kevin is voiced by a black man I decided to see if that would be reflected at all in depictions of his character.
Method: As there aren’t nearly as many pictures of Kevin I couldn’t do the same ‘random sampling’ so I basically hunted down every last head canon I could find, through searching tags on Tumblr and Google. I was careful to only count each person’s head canon once. (Fanart only, as with my previous Cecil searches to keep things consistent.)
Results: There is no significant difference in the ratio of white to POC depictions of Kevin vs depictions of Cecil (as reported in these graphs here) http://ivynajspyder.tumblr.com/post/58446192473/fantasticallyperfectass-wolfwum-hello-night
Brown/Tan (ambiguous race) 10
Native American 1
Non-human skin color 4