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Oct

cleverrobespierrette:

fanboy-news-network:

We really need to write down the Mary Poppins incident from 1995 some time.

Jillian Venters, Lady of the Manners at Gothic Charm School. Accurate meme is accurate. :)

The best part about this particular post from goodnessyesgothiccharmschool is that is how my mom would describe me to strangers. 

cleverrobespierrette:

fanboy-news-network:

We really need to write down the Mary Poppins incident from 1995 some time.

Jillian Venters, Lady of the Manners at Gothic Charm School. Accurate meme is accurate. :)

The best part about this particular post from goodnessyesgothiccharmschool is that is how my mom would describe me to strangers. 

(Source: goodnessyesgothiccharmschool)

aseaofquotes:

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

aseaofquotes:

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

(Source: aseaofquotes)

15

Oct

brainvomit:

In case you didn’t know, October is learning disability awareness month! Also, you probably didn’t know I have one, since the general reaction I tend to get is “you don’t /look/ like you have a learning disability”.

That’s partially why I made this, because people seem to think you’re branded with it on your forhead when in real life it’s not like that at all—In fact, that mentality is probably what hurt my academic career for so long, because people with Dyscalculia often excel in other areas! I remember a lot if teachers/classmates/my own parents telling me to ‘just try harder’, because to them it seemed like I wasn’t applying myself. Dyscalculia is also not a ‘popular’ learning disability that’s talked about, it’s a pretty common occurance for me to have to give an explanation to others who think I’m ‘lazy’, so I figured this is a little educational as well as personal.

Those with Dyscalculia have trouble with*:

•Counting, estimating, and measuring. •Learning math facts (like addition, subtraction, multiplication, ect). •Problem-solving skills. •Concepts of time and navigation (scheduling, telling the diffrence between directions). *Among other things, but those are the most common.

●Here are some Dyscalculia resources:
•Learning Disability Association of America- [ldaamerica.org/types-of-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia]
•National Center for Learning Disabilities- [ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/what-is-dyscalculia]
•Dyscalculia.Org

●Think you have Dyscalculia? Test yourself (Don’t self-diagnose, bring your results to your parent/school counselor/therapist and discuss further testing)
•[cohenkadosh.psy.ox.ac.uk/test-yourself/are-you-dyscalculic]

I did not know that Dyscalculia was a diagnosis that existed until a few years ago. Once I knew, it felt like I was aiming a flashlight back at my school career, finally able to see some things clearly. Ask me to read a novel and write a term paper overnight? Sure, no problem. Ask me to do a times table? Blind, near-sobbing panic. 

Even now, if I have to do basic multiplication, if it’s not something that had a song from Schoolhouse Rock, I … I’m not sure I can do it.

gothypants:

We’re proud to announce that the Morrigan New York Palm Reader Dress is now available for pre-orders!

Hurrah! : D 

This is a limited item, so we are accepting reservations until Samhain (October 31st). After pre-orders close, we won’t be producing more.

This dress! Look at the witchy glory of it! Zoh at Morrigan New York does such fantastic designs. 

Dear Self, go buy ghostie peep marshmallows. Ignore the squinchy face the RealHusband will make, he doesn’t like s’mores anyway. 

Dear Self, go buy ghostie peep marshmallows. Ignore the squinchy face the RealHusband will make, he doesn’t like s’mores anyway. 

(Source: crystalsheik)

2headedsnake:

Apolonis

Watching dandelions burn, a tiny ball of flame that lasts only for a few seconds, is soothing. I remember that from my childhood.

2headedsnake:

Apolonis

Watching dandelions burn, a tiny ball of flame that lasts only for a few seconds, is soothing. I remember that from my childhood.

(Source: apolonis.deviantart.com)

The past few days have been a combination of insomnia, nightmares, and an ongoing case of the morbs. But! Today my goodies from the British Library arrived! 

The past few days have been a combination of insomnia, nightmares, and an ongoing case of the morbs. But! Today my goodies from the British Library arrived! 

madam-mills:

Helena Bonham Carter for Vanity Fair: The Best of the Best Dressed, 2014 (x)

(Source: madam-mills)

Ah, that special time of year when I really want a fancy new velvet witch hat, but:

  • I don’t have the spare time to make one.
  • I don’t have the budget to purchase one of the incredible hats from someplace like Evercrumbly & Witch.
If a writer like me has any value at all, then I think what I’m supposed to say are things that other people either don’t dare to say or find embarrassing. They say to themselves, “But if I say that, what will people think of me?”
That’s why I think most people see horror writers as depraved individuals who are strange, weird, a little bit creepy, probably unlovely, somebody who would be clammy to touch.
Most of the ones I know are big, hale and hearty, cheerful, outgoing, friendly people, and I think one of the reasons they are is that you have to have a certain confidence in yourself to be able to create a human monster.
Those are things that a lot of us keep locked in the closets of our minds and if we let them out, we let them out when there’s nobody around and our wives, husbands, or lovers are asleep.
Stephen King (via writingquotes)
They wouldn’t tell me what they were discussing. I suspect Clovis Devilbunny was giving Kenton pointers on stealing snacks.

They wouldn’t tell me what they were discussing. I suspect Clovis Devilbunny was giving Kenton pointers on stealing snacks.

jenniferlovely:

Happy 9th wedding anniversary! To many, many more..

Happy anniversary to some of the most wonderful people I know! 

jenniferlovely:

Happy 9th wedding anniversary! To many, many more..

Happy anniversary to some of the most wonderful people I know! 

thetownwecallhome:

Halloween is getting closer and closer and everyone’s been worked to the marrow with preparations.

Sally has found a lot of work though, that can’t be denied.

foodffs:

DIY Floral Skull Centerpiece

Really nice recipes. Every hour.
  1. Oooh, clever. 
  2. Life-size human skull replicas are available on Amazon with Prime shipping? How did I not know that already?! I need one of these to hold my makeup brushes.
From Post-Punk.com: “From Shelley to Siouxsie, the BBC are celebrating all things Gothic this fall.  In particular, BBC  4 will be airing a compilation of performances called Goth At The BBC exploring the ‘Goth’ style of British rock and pop in the 80s.”
More info at http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/gothic-season

From Post-Punk.com: “From Shelley to Siouxsie, the BBC are celebrating all things Gothic this fall.  In particular, BBC  4 will be airing a compilation of performances called Goth At The BBC exploring the ‘Goth’ style of British rock and pop in the 80s.”

More info at http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/gothic-season