illuminotus:

my new labradorite has the ocean trapped inside

illuminotus:

my new labradorite has the ocean trapped inside

Romancing the Aspie 101

Flowers? ehh, no thanks

Candy? It’ll hurt my teeth. Sorry.

Jewelry? *squints loudly* …I’m finicky.

You wanna make me love you? I mean latch onto you and hug the crap out of you and smile and squeak and blush and happy-stim at the mere thought of your name?

WEIGHTED BLANKETS

BOOKS

AND STIM TOYS.

(this has been a rather hyperactive PSA.)

(Source: bookwormsecrets)

theduplicitytimes:

6 WRITING TIPS FROM JOHN STEINBECK
Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
"If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story."

theduplicitytimes:

6 WRITING TIPS FROM JOHN STEINBECK

  1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
  2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
  3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
  4. If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
  5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
  6. If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.

"If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story."

faechilde:

protect undiagnosed autistic ppl at all costs

(Source: searchpoet)

omniastudios:

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Contest is open to all, we ship world-wide. :)
Good Luck
www.omniaoddities.com

omniastudios:

Alright our lovely little witches, here is your chance to win some ghostly goodies from Omnia Oddities!

Win the following items:
· One (1) “The Séance” sterling silver amulet
  with natural moonstone on 24” sterling chain.
· Two (2) Planchette Omnia logo tees in sizes
  s - xxxl. (One for you, one for a friend you tag.
  If you do not tag a friend only ONE shirt will be
  awarded.)
· One (1) “The Séance” clear resin bangle in size
  small or standard.

The Rules:
· You must reblog and FOLLOW.
· Do not delete the original text.
· No giveaway only blogs.
· Must be atleast 18 years old or have parent or
  guardian’s permission to enter.
· Tag a friend. (optional)

Giveaway ends and winner chosen at random on:
04/21/14 @ 9pm EDT.

Contest is open to all, we ship world-wide. :)

Good Luck

www.omniaoddities.com

@askanautistic

neurowonderful:

lookatthemtheygetablog:

What are the best/worst things to say to autistic people and what should I definitely avoid if I’m trying to make them comfortable? 

Since I guess we’re doing the whole ‘trying to learn about autism’ thing now since we’re suddenly meeting a bunch of autistic people who hate us.

Smokestack

"I never would have guessed you were Autistic."
"You must be very high-functioning."
"Did you have a lot of therapy?"
"Isn’t that just being socially r*tard*d?"
"I get shy around people sometimes too."
"Have you seen The Big Bang Theory? You remind me of Sheldon!"
"Have you seen Rainman/Touch/Bones/that one episode of House/that one episode of Criminal Minds/the Temple Grandin movie?"
"Why are you rocking/flapping your hands/fidgeting like that?"
"Did you know that you’re rocking/flapping your hands/fidgeting like that?"
"Stop rocking/flapping your hands/fidgeting like that."
"Does this sound/smell/light/texture bother you?" And then proceeding to force the awful negative sensory input on us.
"I think we’re all a little Autistic."
"Then why can you talk?"
"Are you sure? Autism is really over-diagnosed nowadays."
"I think you mean that you have Aspergers.”
"Have you tried going gluten free?"
"I heard that vaccines/ultrasounds/"bad gut bacteria"/antibiotics/mercury poisoning/milk/television/backpacks/whatever causes Autism!"
"My little brother/niece/aunt/neighbor’s son/friend’s wife’s second cousin/whoever has Autism and you don’t act like them."
"It’s so nice to see you out and about!" Often said in a patronizing tone, as if speaking to a child.
"But that’s not, like, a real disability. Right?"
"I thought only boys have Autism?"
"I thought only kids have Autism?"
"Do you take medication?"
"Is there a cure for that?"
"Did you do ABA?"
"Don’t call yourself Autistic. You should say person with Autism. You should put the person first! You shouldn’t define yourself by your disability!”

If you’re not following stjulestheobscure, go do the thing.

They are   w o n d e r f u l .

intoxifaded:

ghosthost:

Watching this cute video can help raise money for other cute dogs. Seems like a good deal to me!

make this viral

"I will bow my life at Your feet. My lips, so lost for words, will kiss Your feet. Oh, the gravity of You draws my soul unto its knees. I will never be the same; I am lost and found in You."
Alabaster // Rend Collective
slightly-oblivvyous:

One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”
I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.

You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.
May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3

slightly-oblivvyous:

One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”

I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.

You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.

May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3

cinoh:

David Shrigley

cinoh:

David Shrigley

(Source: northmagneticpole)

cadescha:

“Compassion is the highest expression of human emotion and virtuous energy. It is a level of development that takes hard work and serious meditation before it can blossom into one‘s life. It is not a single virtue, but the distillation and culmination of all virtues, expressed at any given moment as a blend of fairness, kindness, gentleness, honesty, respect, courage and love. It is the most beneficial energy to share with others.

cadescha:

“Compassion is the highest expression of human emotion and virtuous energy. It is a level of development that takes hard work and serious meditation before it can blossom into one‘s life. It is not a single virtue, but the distillation and culmination of all virtues, expressed at any given moment as a blend of fairness, kindness, gentleness, honesty, respect, courage and love. It is the most beneficial energy to share with others.