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Arthur, Children, and Dad: The Halfling's declining birthrates, in tandem with a deeply ingrained culture of hospitality has led to a recent uptick in cross-species adoption. Frequently orphaned, due to the naturally short lifespan:s of orcs, orcish children with halfling parents have become somewhat more common in halfling settlements. po Dad (60) (Adopted) Daughter (16) / Love MY While it is generally considered unacceptable for little folk to go adventuring, it is perfectly repectable for any upstanding halfling to travel distantly in search of an appropriate child (In light of recent events, laws have been passed that only allow for one such venture to prevent the sizes of families getting out of hand) missoyashirou: mithrils-hanger: lizawithazed: dvandom: filibusterfrog: halflings love their new giant children “So, Mister…GRAAAAGH Underhill-by-Sackville, is it?”“Indeed.”“You’re an Orc, but you don’t mention any clan….”“Oh, I’m culturally Hobbitish, I was adopted at a very young age.  And I’m very keen on this position you have open at your trading house.”“The guard position?”“Heavens, no.  I barely know which end of a sword goes into the miscreant.  I am a certified accountant, and eager to make my mark in respectable society.” I once played a kobold sorcerer-rogue with this exact backstory even better, Tolkein Orcs seem to grow in size based on how good their diet is. thus Misty Mountain and Moria ‘goblins’ are relatively small (caves rarely provide much in the way of nourishment), Mordor orcs are a bit on the larger size, but still close to dwarf size (given that two hobbits easily blend in), while the extremely well fed Orthanc Uruk-Hai are the size of large men.Hobbits eat six meals a day, when they can get them. and love to snack in between. even the poorest are able to sustain this diet, and the rich just eat far more elaborate meals.  those adopted kids are going to grow up to be huge. A 10 foot tall green dude by the name of Arthur Brambly-Took came to my luncheon and now I’m going to have to marry him

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Soon..., Sorry, and Bear: writing-prompt-s The world's tiniest dragon must defend his hoard, a single gold coin, from those who would steal it mildswearingat4amm Suggestion: The dragon's definition of "steal" is somewhat loose. It still allows the coin to be used and bartered and change hands-but on one condition: the dragon must be with it at all times They become a familiar sight in the marketplace. "Here's your change, ma am. One gold piece." The merchant holds out a palm, on top of which rests a tiny, brilliantly colored creature clutching a single gold coin. That's a dragon," you say dumbly. "One piece... and a dragon." "Yes. You cautiously reach out and attempt to take your change. You tug. It holds. You tug harder. The dragon lets loose a tiny, protective growl. "Ma'am-no, ma'am, you have to take the dragon, too" "Sorry?" The seller notes your expression. ya?" They shrug. "Them's the rules. Take the coin, take the dragon." r dubious expression. "Not from around here, are They wait expectantly. Wondering how the world has so suddenly gone mad, you slowly, slowly hold out your hand The dragon perks right up. It scampers from their palm to yours with the coin clamped in its jaws and scales your sleeve with sharp little claws. Have a nice day, ma am," the merchant says. "Spend him soon, now, you hear? At another booth, if you can. He likes to travel. From its perch upon your shoulder, the dragon lets out a happy trill bdubs8807 Bonus: the coin eventually passes to the rogue in a group of travelling adventurers. The dragon becomes the mascot of the entire group, and they lay out a small pile of coins for him to sleep on every night, clutching his coin like a teddy bear Source: wniting-prompt-s 22.149 notes Dragon

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Funny, Life, and Nerd: 13. The true meaning of 42 In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the supercomputer Deep Thought is built by a race of hyper-intelligent alien beings to determine the answer to "life, the universe, and everything Deep Thought determines that the answer is, somewhat anticlimactically, "42." It sounds like a joke, but is there more to this answer? Douglas Adams was an unabashed computer nerd and knew a heck of a lot about programming language and coding. In programming, an asterisk is commonly used to translate as"whatever you want it to be In ASCII language, the most basic computer software, "42" is the desianation for an asterisk. A computer, Deep Thought, was asked what the true meaning of life was, t answered as a computer would. 42 "anything you want it to be." Genius. whitmerule: bananamustang: “The answer to this is very simple,” Adams said. “It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story.” yes… Genius. On the one hand, Douglas Adams is repeatedly on record as saying words to the effect of “Why forty-two? I just thought it was a number that sounded funny. It was a good punchline. I mean, it couldn’t be a round number like fifty or a hundred or really any multiple of ten, it could only be a couple of syllables, it couldn’t be under twenty, it would seem too significant, but it couldn’t be too weird like anything ending with seven. But that all sounds too calculating. I didn’t go through all of those thoughts consciously: I just went for a number that sounded funny.”On the other hand, the author is (quite literally) dead (and WAS a total computer geek), so.

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Animals, Desperate, and Dogs: sistercrow stormcloak Cilford the Big Red Dog by Sandara OH MY GOD Can we have a Clifford live action movie? Not a kids movie either Like, Emily Elizabeth's parents are working for a government agency developing a super soldier serum. None of their testing is working and they start testing the serum on larger mammals in hopes of seeing better results. They inject a variety of animals, including a dog Nothing. They are desperate and on the verge of having their project shut down when they notice one of the test dogs is pregnant. It gives birth and they bring one of the puppies home for their daughter To their shock, the puppy they brought home starts to grow at an incredible rate, its fur mutating into a brilliant red as it does so. They are ecstatic because their research has finally seen a result, albeit one they weren't expecting. There is only one problem Clifford has become attached to Emily and refuses to leave her side Emily, too, has fallen in love with her new pet. They decide to let their project be canceled rather than try to separate the two. Unfortunately the government discovers their secret and begins a campaign to retrieve Clifford at any costs. During the initial conflict, Emily Elizabeth's parents are killed trying to help her and Clifford escape Emily and her dog flee into the wild. This sets the opening of the movie Over the course of the movie, Emily and Clifford are on the run and we see Emily grow into a young woman, everything about her honed into a survivalist expert. She and Clifford roam the backwoods constantly in fear of being captured. On one of her rare trips into towrn one day, Emily witnesses a bank robbery in progress involving multiple hostages. She calls Clifford and the two of them save the lives of the hostages but wreck the bank in the process. The local news capture footage of Clifford and it isn't long before the military arrives in town Emily wants to just run away again, but she sees that the military is destroying the town, driving people out of their homes and destroying property in their search. She decides that enough is enough and rides Clifford back into town and fights the military. Amidst the fighting a huge truck arrives. A general (who was her parent's superior officer) gets out and smirks. He tells Emily Elizabeth that Clifford's mother wasn't the only animal that gave birth to a litter of babies after receiving an injection. The back of the truck unfolds to reveal a massive tabby cat. The cat strains against its bindings and tears free immediately leaping onto a nearby group of soldiers and devouring them. Emily is horrified and orders Clifford to attack What follows is the dramatic battle between Clifford and the mutant cat. Clifford has strength, but the cat is too fast and agile. It looks like Clifford is down for the count, when the townsfolk, recognizing that Clifford is on their side, come to his aid. They distract the cat long enough for him to finish the beast off for good The military retreats, the general swearing vengeance on the two of them, and Emily and Clifford ride off into the night once more. But the legend of the big red dog has already started. And Emily Elizabeth knows that the day will come when she and Clifford will need to ride into battle against the forces of evil once more The credits roll Post credits, the screen fades to black for a moment. The sound of waves crashing on shore fills the air. The screen flashes brilliant white The light of the lighthouse moves on, revealing a rocky shore on a rainy day. The camera pans down to find Clifford and Emily gazing out to sea. A massive object hangs in the air off the coast, obscured in the clouds. A smaller object rapidly approaches them. It resolves itseltf into an advanced helicopter that silently lands just down the shore from them. Clifford lets out a low growl but Emily quiets him with a hand on his leg. A lone figure emerges from the aircraft, huddling his arms around himself to fight off the cold He approaches the two. His hair is short and somewhat curly. He wears glasses and a grey flannel shirt and seems unlikely to pose a threat to the two "Emily Elizabeth," he says over the sound of the crashing surf, "I worked with your parents. It's taken us a while to find you, after the Birdwell Island incident." "And who exactly is 'us'," she responds, eyes narrowing suspiciously. gnoring her question, the man continues. "Me and Clifford have a lot in common, actually. He smiles a little awkwardly, then presses on. "I was hoping you might be interested in meeting my boss. He's fairly excited to talk with you. You still haven't answered my question. Who are you and who do you work for?" The man smiles. "My name is Banner. And I'm hear to talk to you about the Avengers Initiative. mo re Fun on likealaugh.org Clifford the Big Red Dog

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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES c-bassmeow: cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly.  One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment. Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.   Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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Being Alone, Children, and Dumbledore: It was Tom Riddle. Not snake-like, pale, and red eyed. Human. He smiled, not menacingly, but£ warmly. Hello, Harry. Harry smiled as well. "Nice to see you again, In The Last Few Minutes Of Hisom. Life, Harry Potter Has One Last "is it nice? I was never much of a warm presence when I was among the living.I hurt many people. But most of all, I tried to hurt you. It's ironic that you were among the few who saw me as Tom Riddle, rather than Lord Voldemort." Talk With Tom Riddle. Harry Potter is sitting at home sixty years after the battle of Hogwarts, an old man now, when suddenly his scar hurts. Fear can drive you mad," said Harry. "I've seen it many times." Harry sat alone. The house that once housed Ginny and his children was near empty. Ginny had passed a year ago, and he had to admit it had taken something out of him. He had lost so many people, but this had struck him hard. Tom Riddle smiled again, somewhat sadly. Harry, we've got to go. Harry looked at him. There were tears in his eyes. He thought of his children. They all had families of their own, and they were supposed to be visiting soon. He sighed I'm scared." he said know." said another voice. No one knew he was sick. Ron knew, but he made him swear on his life not to tell anyone. He'd had a good life, and he wanted to go without a fuss. Enough close brushes with death had made him want to go quietly. Harry turned, It was Ginny, He gasped. Behind her stood every person he had ever loved and lost. Hagrid, and Dumbledore, and Dobby, and Lupin and Tonks and Snape and Cedric and Sirius and even the Dursleys. His parents stood next to Ginny, smiling He wanted some tea, but he felt too weak to get up. He took out his wand, then stopped. He held the old, etched wood in his hands, then lightly made sparks fly out of the tip. "We're with you, Harry." his mother said softly Harry turned to Riddle. Tom stuck out his hand. "Come, Harry." He smiled. He always loved how still, so many years later, magic still amazed him. Suddenly, his scar hurt. He wasn't alarmed by it, nor by the man who had appeared in the corner of the room. Harry laughed, tears in his eyes, his scar burning, as he grabbed Riddle's hand, and then left this world together with Death, as equals daily-harrypotter-world: Alternative/Extended epilogue to Deathly Hallows.

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Pizza, Puppies, and Target: theinfiniteofthought: pizza-and-puppies: indianmidgetninja: Unmute this what a talented little Moo. @nerdy-and-somewhat-gay

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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly. One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment.Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.  Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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Being Alone, Children, and Dumbledore: It was Tom Riddle. Not snake-like, pale, and red eyed. Human. He smiled, not menacingly, but£ warmly. Hello, Harry. Harry smiled as well. "Nice to see you again, In The Last Few Minutes Of Hisom. Life, Harry Potter Has One Last "is it nice? I was never much of a warm presence when I was among the living.I hurt many people. But most of all, I tried to hurt you. It's ironic that you were among the few who saw me as Tom Riddle, rather than Lord Voldemort." Talk With Tom Riddle. Harry Potter is sitting at home sixty years after the battle of Hogwarts, an old man now, when suddenly his scar hurts. Fear can drive you mad," said Harry. "I've seen it many times." Harry sat alone. The house that once housed Ginny and his children was near empty. Ginny had passed a year ago, and he had to admit it had taken something out of him. He had lost so many people, but this had struck him hard. Tom Riddle smiled again, somewhat sadly. Harry, we've got to go. Harry looked at him. There were tears in his eyes. He thought of his children. They all had families of their own, and they were supposed to be visiting soon. He sighed I'm scared." he said know." said another voice. No one knew he was sick. Ron knew, but he made him swear on his life not to tell anyone. He'd had a good life, and he wanted to go without a fuss. Enough close brushes with death had made him want to go quietly. Harry turned, It was Ginny, He gasped. Behind her stood every person he had ever loved and lost. Hagrid, and Dumbledore, and Dobby, and Lupin and Tonks and Snape and Cedric and Sirius and even the Dursleys. His parents stood next to Ginny, smiling He wanted some tea, but he felt too weak to get up. He took out his wand, then stopped. He held the old, etched wood in his hands, then lightly made sparks fly out of the tip. "We're with you, Harry." his mother said softly Harry turned to Riddle. Tom stuck out his hand. "Come, Harry." He smiled. He always loved how still, so many years later, magic still amazed him. Suddenly, his scar hurt. He wasn't alarmed by it, nor by the man who had appeared in the corner of the room. Harry laughed, tears in his eyes, his scar burning, as he grabbed Riddle's hand, and then left this world together with Death, as equals daily-harrypotter-world: Alternative/Extended epilogue to Deathly Hallows.

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Bluetooth, Books, and Harry Potter: REAL LIFE SPELLFIGHTING Harty Potter Before explaining anything. I would like you to know that I'm NOT an engineer, neither a programmer I'm just a concept designer and a Harry Potter fan, so please excuse me if my idea seems somewhat absurd or not possible to realize at all. THE CONCEPT Harry Potter GO is a Real-Time lusl Spell fighting Mobile Game, that uses an external 'Bluetooth Wand' with the app itself, in order to deliver an energetic magic battle between the two wizards/witches. Players have to use offensive and defensive spells in order to win the combat, waving their wands at each other, while the app network keeps tracks of all the action and Magic Stats of both players. Wands should be sold separately, with different styles available but always including a code to connect itself, via Bluetooth, to the owner's phone. As soon as the app is downloaded, installed and the wand is connected to the device, the user has to choose their Nickname, Wizard Gender, Avatar and Hogwart's House. Afier these small steps, the player is now ready to b another wizard or witch within range THE WAND Prototype #1 -Harrys wand Smartuand Concept attery Gestare Sesor Wasd Chip' Mini USB Bineroerb Spel LED Port In order to produce a spell, the first step is to press the Spell Button and wave the wand (differently for cach spell), releasing the button right after the end of the wave. If the user had enough stamina to produce the desired spell, the light on the tip of his wand will glow to the corresponding color of that spell, indicating it was a success. THE APP Payer Niokmense Soven lack Menu Scree Battle Screen THE BATTLE After both players accepe to fight against each other, the Batle Screen pops up in the app of both phones, waiting for the battle to begin. Players then have to stand in front of each other, one hand holding their smartphones and the other holding their wands, straight up, in the front of their faces. Their lights will then lash three times and the battle finally starts, each player with seven life points and enough stamina for a normal spell. Quick guide to spells Each of che offessive spells availlable requires a different wand wave and some scamina of the player in onder to be produced. There are easy spells (less saminal, normal spells (half stamina) and the strong spells (almost all stamina). The defensive speli aso roquires stamina in onder to be peoduced. The anly way to evade an enemy spel is by conjuring the Pratrge (defensive spell) at the right moment-Eail to do so, and the incoming spell will hit yuu, removing on of your life points Smuina regenerates quickly, contrาใuting to a fast paced and energetic combat just like in the books and mowies of the Wizardring World of Harry Potter. Because of the strmine system, plavers cannot produce many spells in a row; as the wand also roquires few seconds eo cooldown. Therefore, knowing each spell and when to use it, is the key to winning che batle and becoming a better wizard or witch. For examplk, if a player conjures a strong spell against his enemy, he remains vulnerable, because he can only defend hiself when the requisred stamuise regenerates back again this shows thae both ciming and feeling are very important so play the game. GAME STATS Life Points are a important aspect of Harry Potter GO, as the winner of each battle is the one who first get his enemy's Life Points to zero. Each player starts every battle with seven points, that are the app- every time a player fails to block an incoming spell, he takes the hit, instantaneously losing i L Point. Differently than Stamina, Life Pain訂 will not regenerate over time, only reseting on the start of a new match. Stamina Bar Stamina is used to produce spells with the wand, and regenerates constantly when the player is in battle. The Stamina Bar' is invisible and cannot be checked on the app, therefore the wizard or witch must always teel" when it's the right time to use cach spell or to hold on and wait for the best moment attack. If a spell fails because of lacking stamina, the wand tip will glow very shortly in a faded white, and the player will need to wait for the wand to cooldown again in order to use it. Wand Cooldown Every time a spell is produced (or failed because of lacking stamina). the wand enters in a Cooltows Mode where it can only produce the defense spell for a very short period of time (1.5-2 sec). That prevents the player to pretend his wand is like an AK-47 and shoot loads of offensive spells one after the other. The cooldown time is also not indicated on the screen or the wand, so just like the Samind, it requires timing and ng of the overall system of the game. FINAL THOUGHTS Although this is just a silly idea created by a semi-autistic depressed guy that never leaves his bedroom, it would indeed be very fun if the project was real. As a Harry Potter fan, I believe this would be the closest way we could ever get to fight with magic, like the characters of J.K. Rowling. I'm very sorry for the long post and for possible English mistakes I've tried my very best to explain the concept for you guys- here's some Potato Wands This is my concept for Harry Potter GO

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Cheating, Definitely, and Love: THE DIVERSITY OF LOVE RELATIONSHIP CONCEPTS IDEALIZED MONOAMORY I'm feeling love for Alex AND Kim .. but only one of them can be REAL LOVE. So I have decided for Alex and will forget about Kim. CHEATING DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL OPEN RELATIONSHIP ut my partner Alex doesn't know that I'm having an affair with Kim my partner Alex allowed me to have affairs, but we don't talk about my partner Alex knows that I'm havina an affair with Kim Alex prefers to have one night stands occasionally who it is or what I do with them. POLYFIDELITY HIERARCHICAL POL and they love each other, too. POLYGAMY and I'm married to both of them It's not legally recognized in every We're a closed triad none of us country, but our religion supportscan have other partners or affairs. they're both knows that Alex, as my primary my partners, but Kim partner, always comes first multiple marriage. EGALITARIAN POLYAMORY SOLO POLYAMORY RELATIONSHIP ANARCHY they're both my partners and none they're both my partners, but I just like for ALL of my frienas more of them is generally more important./don't want to move in or marry any(individual way that feets right for both of us. Kim and Alex also have other partners. of them. I need a lot of autonomy t don't care if anyone calis us partners or not time and space for myself (c) by Kirstin Rohwer Version 2.o (April 28, 2014) polyamma: Saw this the other day but Tumblr crashed before I could repost. Luckily I had saved the image to my phone. I feel like, at this point, I would definitely define what R, F, and I do as “Hierarchical Polyamory.” EDIT: Wow. Who knew someone else’s work would become my most popular post? Also! As is the nature of human relationships, this has somewhat changed for R, F, and I. I feel I’ve moved toward a more equal relationship with each of them so I guess we’re more “Egalitarian Polyamory” now.

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Beautiful, Clothes, and Family: f every pork chop were perfect we wouldnit hayelhotdogs preludeinz: jasminekor: I think one of my favourite things about “Steven Universe”, and one of the things I find most touching and personally affirming, is the relationship between Rose Quartz and Greg. I mean, here’s Rose, who’s represented as this powerful, intelligent, charismatic, beautiful woman, respected as both a warrior and a leader.  She travels to Earth and decides to spend her life there, and in 6000 years, the human she decides is most interesting, most engaging, most beautiful…is Greg.   Greg is a doofus.  He’s bald.  He’s fat.  He’s a slob with no sense of style or grooming.  He’s practically homeless.  He’s a failed rock and roll star whose dreams of fame and fortune ended with him running a small town car wash and living in the back of an ancient van. In any other show, he would be the loser of the cast, the fuck-up, the somewhat lovable, helpless goofball who can’t be counted on for anything. But Rose thought he was beautiful. It’s something of a sitcom parody; the dimwitted, ugly, slovenly husband with the beautiful, intelligent wife.  Fred and Wilma, Archie and Edith, Peter and Lois, Homer and Marge.  But Rose and Greg’s relationship isn’t like that.  Even in my favourite of those relationships, that of Marge and Homer, Homer is presented as more than a bit of a jerk.  Oh, he’s a fundamentally decent man who genuinely loves his family and treasures his wife, but he’s also selfish, thoughtless, more than occasionally neglectful, lazy, and self-centered.  And more than that, in those shows, the husband is really the main character.  Most of the wife’s role is reacting to his antics.  But that’s not Rose and Greg’s story. Greg is a good man.  Not just a decent guy under the jerky exterior, but a truly and fundamentally good man.  He stands up to his misogynist buddy.  He adores and encourages his son in every way.  He is kind and giving to everyone he meets.  He works hard, even though it’s a job that he never wanted and that has taken the place of his dream.  Speaking of that, even though he’s never seen even a lick of the stardom he dreamed of, Greg has never lost sight of his ambitions.  He still plays music, still sings, still performs, still writes albums.  Greg may never make it as a rock star, but he will never stop trying.  This is what Rose saw.  This is what Rose, one of the most powerful and respected warriors and generals of her people, came to love. In a world where success and worth are measured primarily in material gains and career-based achievements, Greg is a reminder of what’s truly important.  In the show, his failed music career, his chubby build, his sloppy clothes, his poverty…they don’t matter.  What’s emphasised is the true, human beauty of Greg; the warmth, the kindness, the courage, the imagination, the dedication to art and devotion to family.  It’s a reminder to all of us who have been pushed to be “successful”, been hassled about when we were “going to get serious”…that even if we are living in poverty, even if we have no real career, even if we’re not conventionally attractive or haven’t achieved all we’ve wanted to…we still have value.  We still have beauty.  And we are still loved. oh man I have been wanting to ramble about greg for a while now. because my favourite thing about Steven is that his stereotypically feminine traits—the fact that he’s empathetic and caring, the fact that he’s a bit of a diva, the fact that he’s creative and musical and sensitive—none of that comes from Rose. Rose is a towering pink goddess who is shaped like a woman and named after a flower, but what she passes on to Steven is righteousness and conviction and a desire to protect humanity. Visually, Rose is this towering icon of femininity, but she’s also a goddamn War Queen. Demonstrably she’s more than a little out of touch with human emotions, she’s occasionally a bit crass and distant and superior. Emphatically not human, but also the more stereotypically masculine, compared to Greg. As far as the softer parts of Steven’s personality, that’s all Greg. And as noted above, Greg is just a beautiful human being. I adore him and I love this post 3 3 3
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