Went up to Corvallis today. 3 hour drive, yknow. Guess what text I got when we pulled into the apartment driveway?
Oh I’m so sorry I forgot but the room actually just got taken as of yesterday
Really didn’t have much else planned since most apartment landlords and property management don’t do anything on Sundays. So that was dandy.
We did get a nice feel for Corvallis and we ended up having an alright time. Found a studio apartment complex directly neighboring the police department, so we left them a message inquiring about availability. We’ll see tomorrow if there are any open, fingers crossed.
But, holy cow, people in downtown Corvallis really love gardening. And there were so many fruit trees! Apples, pears, nectarines, plums… it was amazing.
27 07 2014
3 notes #journal
#feelin like a fool
#just want to move in and get it over with
speaking of commissions, i have a model set up, too. the only thing preventing me from posting it is that i don’t have any example pics lol. so only super secret cool ppl know of it and get to buy something.
I’m waiting right now for my buddy weird-sheep to respond, so have a quick sketch of her character!
14 07 2014
4 notes #yeeeeee
9 x 12 inches of beautiful watercolour artwork of the Dashcon 2014 Ballpit. Never forget it with this stunning new age classic. Painted on Strathmore watercolour paper.
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14 07 2014
21,229 notes #heh
Shiki is a pretty good horror anime. It starts off kinda slow and you can’t help but think, “She’s the main character…? This is gunna suuuuuuuck.” and “Their hair…. what? Their clothes…. whaaaat?” But those worries are assuaged quickly enough.
It’s worth staying and watching. It gets better as it goes.
14 07 2014
#Was it scary? No and yes
#but it was good
We found the perfect house with the perfect size room and the walls were painted a deep, refreshing blue.
But nobody likes couples.
10 07 2014
2 notes #journal
It’s been a while since I’ve felt my heart beating like this! Okay, let’s get some discussion going!
goatprince: regardless of the other points, i’d like to mention that it’s always seemed kind of silly to have a ‘tumblr’ person to represent the website. i don’t know why people do this when they don’t for facebook or other sites.
friendlycloud: I have never seen anyone on Tumblr say anything like that. Dishonest and inauthentic to pretend it is the whole of Tumblr then (which is what that picture tries to imply). You raise good questions, but using that picture makes it look like a smear campaign.
It kinda seems like a face-desk moment now. It actually may be the killing blow to my post having any validity to some people. It would have been much safer and somehow more accurate to have just given him eyes rather than a name. Obviously I could have written “SJW” on there too, but it would have been just as inaccurate. I could say, “Obviously not everyone on tumblr is like this, I’m just venting!” but that’s another level or irony that I’d rather not enter. No, it would have been a much better idea to not identify that strawman as anyone in particular since everyone would know who I was talking about anyway. To address friendlycloud in particular, I’d say that you’re fortunate to be in a corner of tumblr that doesn’t have this. If you want to see any of it, I’d suggest visiting #kill all men.
lilyvonpseudonym (I can’t tag them? Blocked maybe?)
"It’s not meant to be."
It IS. I don’t care what you meant it to be. It is patronizing. I don’t know how you have the balls to accuse anyone of intellectual dishonesty, of not “acting authentically,” when you can say that.
And I am getting fucking sick and tired of people like you talking about how marginalized, abused, oppressed people are REALLY the big evil bullies on tumblr.
I get it. You don’t like feeling like anyone could dislike you because of your race, your sexuality, your gender identity. Trust me. The people you are talking to KNOW how that feels. They know it BETTER than you. They don’t get it from members of oppressed minorities that are venting on the internet; they get it from people who victimize them, brutalize them, marginalize them, and then pretend they haven’t done a thing.
"How do you react when someone proves you wrong?" Maybe YOU should be answering this question on behalf of cis het white males everywhere, because every day, I have to struggle to convince them that these issues exist and that they matter. And whenever I make my best arguments, a post like this comes around. Telling them we’re the problem. Telling them we’re just intolerant and upset. Telling them it is OUR responsibility to be polite, kind little flowers. That our rage is inherently invalid.
Your tone arguments empower those who hurt us and tell them it’s okay not to listen.
People deserve a space to vent. I don’t approve of ANYONE telling ANYONE to commit suicide, but I also don’t approve of people like the OP telling marginalized, silenced, angry people to shut up. Especially when you only care because for once, it’s the oppressor group that’s facing the tiniest bit of anger.
So here, let me boil your entire argument down to a bullet point for you.
You want to fix this issue, start telling the other side to ignore the insults and pay attention to the arguments. You know, like everyone has been telling the rest of us for centuries.
i am not going to bother responding to responses to this, so please don’t waste your time,fandomsandfeminism, also, sorry yaoi, we’re done.
I’m not saying that marginalized people are bullies, I’m saying that people who act like this are going a bit far and are being hypocritical. Besides, I kinda doubt everyone who acts like this is part of a minority of some sort.
I don’t mind personally if people dislike me because I’m [etc], I was bringing up the point of how valid that is while arguing/debating if you actually want to get somewhere with a discussion.
I can’t answer anything on behalf of anyone other than myself. I’m not saying that “you’re” the problem, but that this is a problem. The success of a movement depends on the movement’s reputation among the general populace. If people think you’re all jerks, they’re less willing to hear what you have to say. Besides, why not be polite? I always think about MLK Jr. when this comes up. Nonaggression works.
I was worried about the tone, which is why I put that note in the bottom. But even if it had been a video and you could hear my voice, the interpretation of my tone would still be subjective.
I don’t get the venting thing. Tumblr can’t be both a private, safe place to vent AND a community. A safe place to vent probably is not where random people can interject at any moment. You’re not in a vacuum here. Unless your page requires a password, of course. But I’m not telling anyone to shut up, just to ask themselves a few questions before they speak. And I care because it’s pretty hypocritical. “Don’t hate on [group] just because they’re [group]!” Get me? And lol at “tiniest bit of anger”. You shouldn’t play its effect on people down. What you say matters, right?
And to the last paragraph: obviously it takes effort from both sides. I mean, if there are sides. But it’s in the best interest of a movement to present themselves as the “bigger man” as the saying goes, that way it really invalidates whatever the opponents are saying cuz you’re such a good guy, yknow?
04 07 2014
2 notes #long post
Plant People (& etc)!
Remember, if you don’t want to see posts about things that aren’t nature, there’s a blog for that. I know how painful it can be when an otherwise cool blog posts stuff that just exhausts you, so it’s there just for you.
04 07 2014
And now that your attention is down here, I wanna say this: Please just hear me out. I just want to ask you a few questions and perhaps encourage a little bit of introspection, even if you disagree with me! I’ll try to stay succinct. (Haha)
- Can the gender, skin color, sexual orientation, etc of a person invalidate their argument? Why? Isn’t it the quality argument itself that matters?
- Can you safely say that all [group] are terrible? Why? Are you certain that your generalization is sound? (Can you see the irony?)
- While we’re here, is the term “POC” racist? You’re either POC or white, after all. (That’s ironic, too.)
- While we’re still here, how much do you know about world history? Do you think about things from a global perspective at times?
- Do you try to understand the other side of an argument? The other person got there somehow. Have you tried asking? Would you listen to the answer earnestly?
- Do you view the other person in an argument as a person? Can their entire worth as a person, as you view it, depend on their opinions? Could you be friends with someone despite disagreeing with them?
- If someone doesn’t understand your opinion, how do you go about explaining it? If someone was trying to explain something to you, what would be the best way? Would you be persuaded by violence or aggression from someone who disagrees with you? Do you see where I’m going?
- When is it okay to hurt someone?
- How do you react when someone proves you wrong? Are you willing to change your stance on a subject when you receive new information? Do you try to verify information before accepting it?
- A few people will nod their heads at the image above, seeing it as a sometimes accurate representation of tumblr. Why do you think that is? Does it make you think, “We’re not all like that”? The reputation stands, regardless. What is the best way to change that reputation?
- Can you honestly say that tumblr is a safe place for everyone? That it’s accepting and tolerating? How do you define “everyone”?
- Are you sure you’re doing the right thing? Do you own your actions as well as their consequences?
Please don’t imagine my tone of voice to be patronizing. It’s not meant to be. I earnestly just think that a little bit of questioning is in order every now and again, just to make sure we’re all acting authentically!
04 07 2014
127 notes #sjw
BugGuide has informed me that the awesome butterfly I found this morning is a Celastrina… I don’t know how they did it. I got the family right, but past that… how? Maybe their spots aren’t variable, but what if they are? I…?
And now that I know that there are plenty of blue butterflies that look plenty like Fender’s Blue Butterfly, I don’t know how I’ll separate them! I guess as long as I’m not anywhere near their usual location I should be fine, but…
How do. Anyone have any bug ID guide recommendations?
02 07 2014
An interesting day to be sure!
Our interview of the day recently had a friend ask him to room with them, so we had to strike him off of the potential-roommate list. We luckily were able to have our 2nd in line have a small interview with us tonight instead and she seems pretty alright! Although obviously it’s hard to tell much so quickly. Should know by Thursday whether she’ll room with us, so fingers are crossed!
Although, honestly, I still feel a little sad that none of our friends could come with us because this would be so much less frightening!
Oh well though. On to finding jobs!
28 06 2014