i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on
sometimes it’s funny when people irl or on the internet just say your name (“ARIEL”) with that unspoken ‘what the hell' kind of implication because you actually are being ridiculous, like, i don't know, wearing a horse mask, but then sometimes i also get arieled when i'm not trying to be weird or funny and just describing my feelings or whatever and it’s like
my purse is disgusting omg if i do one of those ‘what’s in your purse’ photo posts it will literally just look like i emptied the trash on the floor
…………………also i just realized because of that post that i can have a makeup bag. people own makeup bags. i don’t know why the idea never crossed my mind.
MAKEUP UNDER $10 REC LIST
Hey there! I’ve put together a recommendations list of drugstore brand cosmetics. I figured it could be useful for those of you who might’ve just started experimenting with makeup, or if you’re just looking for new things to try. All of these products are under $10. I tried to include products that are relatively inexpensive, as even drugstore makeup can get a bit pricey. Hopefully this is helpful to some of you. Enjoy! ♡
From The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time, edited by David H, Lowenherz
When I think about evil Hufflepuffs the first thing that comes to mind is Amanda Baggs’s writing about caregiver abuse (content warning: Baggs’s descriptions are very vivid, please make sure you’re in an okay place before you read that link). The sort of people who take away your autonomy and hurt you with soft hands and soft voices, because it’s for your own good, because they’re helping, because if you really knew you would agree it was right.
C S Lewis has a quote: “the robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience,” and I think both Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs are at risk of that, in different cases.
I think there are a lot of Hufflepuffs who are kind oppressors, who think “oh, well, they’re less than us, but that doesn’t mean we should be cruel to them,” who practice noblisse oblige. Being kind and loyal and hardworking doesn’t mean you are free from believing evil things.
A lot of Hufflepuffs want to conform and go along with the group— which is often a wonderful trait (as Scott-boyfriend says, “some people say our diversity is what unites us, but in other groups our unity is what unites us, and those groups seem more, well, united”). But that can be turned dangerous as well— turning a blind eye to things the group thinks is evil, punishing outsiders (especially if the group thinks those outsiders are being mean).
my moral code is not well defined because it’s basically tied to my social anxiety and the idea that i’m taking up space or being unproductive or hurting people (“am i hurting others around me or inconveniencing anyone? if not, proceed”) but it’s literally impossible to appease everyone so my moral code ends up flip flopping depending on whoever’s in the vicinity or whichever group i’m thinking of. but this can’t always work for obvious reasons. sometimes people are callous (e.g. my male coworkers), and just because no one in the vicinity is offended doesn’t mean you should go around saying whatever or being whatever. and also the people on tumblr who take on reductive point of views (whether they are uncritical young fans or uncritical opinionated loudmouths flying whichever flag they’ve chosen) are often the loudest, and therefore the ones i notice first, but just because they’re the loudest doesn’t mean they’re right.
but i just don’t have a very good internal compass and everything is always done in comparison to others and i’m always, always thinking where i fall on the distribution