Jul 30, 2014
82 notes

http://poetry-central.tumblr.com/post/93300085293/blankslate-i-went-out-in-public-and-survived

blankslate:

i went out in public and survived
god was quiet
and the roads wrapped
around themselves like nothing

every car that does something creates another world
with new flowers and the sun rising
in the north and
me breathing alright

i think i’m with you in all of them

i…

Jul 28, 2014
17,084 notes
kazuhira-the-dongler:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)
You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.
Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.
Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.
TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.
Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.
Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.
Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.
I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.
PHOTO SOURCE

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kazuhira-the-dongler:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)

You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.

Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.

Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.

TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.

Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.

Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.

Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.

I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.

PHOTO SOURCE

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(Source: rydenarmani, via libbylumos)

Jul 28, 2014
19 notes

alwaysthegrieve:

Here then my soul fell shattered
with the argentous moonlight
and thus was scattered
o’er the frozen mires of white

Here then my heart removed
by the susurrus yowls of bees
as my brittle bones trembled bemused
for the steel skin of trees

Here then is you
whose left words unspoken
on the tongue of morning’s dew
and thus my soul stayed broken.

(via mangled-passion)

Jul 22, 2014
109,010 notes

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

(via pengwhat)

Jul 22, 2014
127,214 notes

masterturner:

hethatcures:

caesaretluna:

                     Write Real People
                    click and drag game

  • ONE RULE: DON’T CLICK AND DRAG UNTIL YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE!
  • if you want me to add anything just write me. i’ll add that and update the post!

I love all the click and drag games on Tumblr and after I read an article about diversity in YA books, I wanted to make a click and drag “game” myself. (i think this was the article, but i’m not sure, sorry)

omg I got the mayonnaise of the mayonnaise ever.


homosexual, cis male, tall and weak appearance who is kind and patient, of English background and first name E (I went with Egbert at this rate). 

like lol I guess I’ll try again. Eggy can just uh.. go back in the closet. 

japanese, female, transgender, hetero, lawful evil, tall strong, optimistic(forgot to take a 2nd), starts with T.

…i could make a telu like this, more or less. *takes this away to mull over*

(via pengwhat)

Jul 21, 2014
1 note

LIGHT

I was recently at a Writer’s Workshop at Susquehanna University and this is the short story I wrote and workshopped that week. Hope you enjoy :)

Jul 19, 2014
26 notes

story-dj:

Love and Space Dust

Poems from my anthology, Love and Space Dust. The full book is out now and available as:

** Amazon.com Paperback - Amazon.com Kindle - Lulu Publishers Paperback - Amazon.co.uk Kindle - Amazon.co.uk Paperback - Signed Direct from Author **

(via poetry-central)

Jul 17, 2014
16,600 notes

maliahaling:

for the girls the fairytales abandoned

(via darlingbenny)

Jul 13, 2014
45 notes

thegirlwithyellowhair:

why won’t you love, with your 
frozen aorta and scrambled
serotonin levels. is it difficult, 
having ice within your soul and
particles splitting your atoms.

in my dreams, i have died a
thousand times, closed eyes
as i fall into the arms of an
angel, she whispers that i will
wake up in five four three two

one, and i am a new person,
free of these nightmares and
the boys that tainted my hips
purple with their bruises. 

(via poetry-universe)

Jul 11, 2014
48 notes

madworlddiary:

Lines drawn in sand;
swirling in the rages of wind,
carrying lies thrown
and grit of knowing
the fight was for nothing.

Let the sand fall
down the hourglass,
let time pass and
heal these wounds.
I awake with blood shot
eyes rubbing them raw;
anything to remove
your image.

(via mangled-passion)

Jul 9, 2014
25 notes

rain sounds in e minor

the rainstick is home-made
from second grade when they tried to make us cultured
and the paper towel tube it is constructed of
is frayed at either mouth
and peeling along the sides.
the construction paper that closes it is fading
started fading some time ago from all those days
spent on your shelf
and when you held it in your hands
i remember the way you knuckles looked 
like little brass doorknobs all smooth and polished

i remember your sand dune curves and how
my fingers used to be the Sahara desert wind
sliding along the grains and making small dips and dents
in your pliable softness
those same curves could stop wars and end world hunger
i was sure of it
and hardly a day went by when i neglected to tell you that

you once gave me a journal that was leather bound
with creamy pages whose grey lines begged to be set under
a fountain pen and even though you knew
that i only liked my work when i wrote
about you, on the inside cover you scribbled:
for the days when i am no longer beside you—
they will come. they will come

the only love song i have ever enjoyed is the 
sound of april showers whose droplets
fall gently on the roof
like the landings of a million experienced parachuters
because it reminds me of the rain stick
which you left on my bookshelf
on your way out

Jul 9, 2014
2 notes

garage sale

the water bottle you lent me had dings and scratches
all over its aluminium surface, a landscape of 
potholes and ditches scored into it with keys and stones and
the occasional meteor

the sweatshirt you gave me to wear that day at the beach
when the weatherman was a disgusting liar had holes
in both pockets and bits of thread that
hung from the hem like streamers at an abandoned birthday party

the watch you let me glance at that one time i 
forgot my phone at your house had claw marks in the
glass face and the leather or the wristband was
so worn that it looked like suede instead

they made me worry that you had a proclivity towards
small, broken, disposable things and excuse me
for the moment of indulgent self-pity but i can’t stop
wondering if that’s why you started loving me

Jul 9, 2014
3 notes

house paint

the dreams you smeared across
my sky came from a dirty bucket that you
used to hold the water with
which you washed the mud and grime
and tears from your grandfather’s grave one
cold, angry, wrong night when the moon
glared at the already rusted metal
mottling it a ruddy brown with its misdirected
fury. yes, this is the bucket into which you
tipped dreams, watching them gather 
at the bottom like the raindrops from
a misty september in-between day. 
the paint brush you used hadn’t been cleaned 
out properly since its last use and gauzy
gossamer residue gleams in between the
bristles before you even dip it in the bucket
filled with your newest charges.
people have sued for less, i think to myself as your
hand moves back and forth, laying down
one coat and then another and then
preparing for a third.
dreams are serious business and negligence
has dull and terrible consequences.
the colours are so pretty, though
so i let it go. i let you go

Jul 9, 2014
2 notes

north

the compass you gave me when we were ten—
because i was going through an explorer phase
and i already had cargo shorts
and a telescope—
had stopped pointing north years ago

the needle is still and when it does move
it’s always because i’m moving it
from my desk to the drawer of it to my pocket because
it reminds me of when we got lost in the woods
when we were twelve and that compass
led us back to the bike path
and a memory in your pocket is always a good thing

some children have security blankets
and at the risk of sounding like a special snowflake
i’ll tell you that i had that compass instead
long before smartphones took the magic out of
watching the needle spin
blurring between red and white

when i hold that compass i stop feeling lost
even if the needle doesn’t move an inch

Jun 30, 2014
57 notes

switch

raisethecurve:

a single lightbulb wages war on the passing of days
at my window. i have stripped the gears of time, that
nightfall fails to descend on these memories of you.

(via raisethecurve)

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