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#2016743 What are you looking forward to?

Posted by Nymh on 29 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

Health insurance and medical care in 2018!  Whee!

#2016697 Ways to relax and de-stress without drugs and electronics

Posted by Nymh on 26 October 2017 - 08:10 PM

This used to be my go-to. Running is so relaxing for me. I can't do it anymore tho. 


Same :crybaby: I miss running.


My list:

I hunt for mushrooms and other fungi.  I help others identify mushrooms.  A lot of the time I hurt too bad to go hiking though (so I do a lot of mushroom "hunting" and ID online).

I take baths a lot more frequently now, like almost daily, to help me relax.

Making a cup of tea and sitting down at the table to look out the window at my pretty wooded backyard.

Reading tarot cards and making extensive notes

Studying occult subjects, again with lots of note-taking

Meditation, visualization exercises, practicing psychic abilities

Doing other witchy stuff

Just doing and thinking about nothing for a while

#2016021 Ableism

Posted by Nymh on 25 September 2017 - 07:56 AM

Hahahaha yes


I am autistic and have been suffering for almost 20 years with an invisible but incredibly debilitating host of physical conditions.  Though once I lost a shitload of weight because I have had literally no appetite for two years and started falling over because of my neurological symptoms things became a little more visible.  But still by looking at me I appear to be a healthy, typical woman in my 30's.


I have been repeatedly, consistently told that there is nothing wrong with me.  My ex would not allow me to take care of myself properly, did not believe there was anything wrong with me and drove me to stay in high-output, fast-paced, stressful environments.  Even people who admittedly have their own disabilities sometimes do not believe that I am disabled.  I have had many conversations with people with mental and physical disabilities in which my autism, my physical limitations and my pain were questioned.  I have had people tell me to my face that I really can do the things that I say that I can't do.  A friend came to my house to visit when I was at the height of my illness in 2016 and was obviously outwardly disappointed in how messy my house was.  He knew that I had stopped working a few months before due to illness.  He said conspiratorially that he "got it, but come on, you can do the dishes."  As if he "understood" that I was just faking being as sick and in pain as I was so that I didn't have to work that year, but that I really could do more than I represented I could and should at least be taking care of my house.


And please, I don't even want to get started on how many doctors have dismissed me, told me there was nothing wrong with me, told me I was just depressed, told me it was all in my head, told me "welcome to motherhood," told me "welcome to adulthood," told me "welcome to being a woman..."  MOTHERFUCKERS with this PATRONIZING BULLSHIT


I used a wheelchair in Wal Mart for the first time the other day and an old lady gave me the rudest stank eye ever as she passed me.  This type of thing is why I waited so long to start using my cane and why I hadn't used a wheelchair yet until then.  I am considering making a sign to hang off the back of wheelchairs that I use that says, "Yes I AM disabled, but thank you for thinking I look young and pretty!"  I need these things.  I can't go grocery shopping without being in extreme agony - yes, PHYSICAL AGONY - the entire time, and then I have to spend hours or even days resting and recovering.  Yes I CAN do it standing up, but I will have SO MUCH to pay for it if I do... I SHOULD sit down to do it.  I can get so much more done both during the activity and afterwards if I sit.  And I shouldn't have to worry about being harrassed if I do!  And if I happen to stand up out of my wheelchair to get something off a shelf or get into the car, I shouldn't have to worry about people calling me a faker! 


Not everyone in a wheelchair can't walk.


I absolutely think that ableism is pervasive.  I think it is something that most people don't even think about, because most people don't rely on accessibility aids, and most people are neurotypical.  Most people don't even understand that these things are issues at all.  They don't understand that certain people have limits on what they can physically and mentally do, or that they need to operate within a special set of parameters to be able to do the same things.


The thing that gets me the most, though, is the thought that people seem to have that they can look at someone and determine if they have a disability.  YOU CAN'T.  The only thing that makes it easier to accept the old lady in the wheelchair than it is to accept me in a wheelchair is that she is old and wrinkly and I am not.  Otherwise there is NO DIFFERENCE.  In cased you missed it, a lot of old wrinkly people can walk just fine too! :angry:

#2015303 Spanking? Yes, no, or grey area?

Posted by Nymh on 25 August 2017 - 08:02 PM

I don't hit adults to get them to listen to me, and I don't hit children to get them to listen to me. You do not have to hit people to get them to listen to you. If the child repeats a bad choice after dealing with the consequence, then they'll have to deal with the consequence again. Consequences can escalate to curb behavior that needs to be stopped.

#2014164 Spanking? Yes, no, or grey area?

Posted by Nymh on 11 August 2017 - 05:24 AM

I love Mayim Bialik, and she just released this video yesterday.  Not too fond of the new "Grokkites" thing we're doing lately and she tends to respond to religion more than I do but this reflects my thoughts on corporal punishment well.



Honestly, if my kid did some heinous shit I'd probably belt him/her as well to instill that every action has a consequence (if you're caught), if you're not caught then great - no problems on my end lol.


You can consequence a person without hitting them.  I've only been hit twice in the last 25 years but I have run into a hell of a lot of consequences over things I've done.  Consequences come about naturally, their concept doesn't need to be reinforced with violence.


Semi gravedig sorry

#2014140 RESULTS Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 10 August 2017 - 07:48 PM



NKqIynh.gif Congratulations to our winners NKqIynh.gif







LE3joTR.gif Thank you to all of our participants LE3joTR.gif

















@Emily could you award these please?


Standings Below - please make sure everything looks right before claiming your prize




Each of the winners in order may pick from the following pool of prizes (which came out "poop of prizes" at first :shit: )

Steam Game Redemption Codes
Package (5 games)

Donated by @Amethyst



2 million NP

Donated by @Coops



$10 Amazon Gift Card

Donated by @Coops


Faerie Paint Brush

Donated by @Nymh


Royal Paint Brush

Donated by @Nymh


This was such a blast.  Thank you to ALL 20 of you for participating!  I hope you all had fun.  Looking forward to the next event :)

Also I am going to bed now, so if a prize that I have donated is claimed, I will be able to respond tomorrow morning to arrange trades zzzzzz

#2014119 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 10 August 2017 - 04:37 PM

Almost done guys, fantastic entries so far! Very impressed with your creep levels

#2014096 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 10 August 2017 - 08:44 AM



@Coops 11+9 = 20

@Trichomes 9+11 = 20

@Strategist 8+10 = 18

@Eefi 9+3 = 12

@Cnourinha 8+3 = 11

@Silentqueen 7+4 = 11

@UnicornSoul 7+3 = 10

@Rocket 4+3 = 7

@Sweeney 7+0 = 7

@Amethyst 6+0 = 6

@Swarley 5+0 = 5

@cara 5+0 = 5

@Adam 4+0 = 4

@Trapezeo 3+1 = 4

@Jess 3

@DonValentino 2

@Elindoril 2

@Cannabis 2

@talbs 1

@Junjie 1


Please let me know if I have missed anything!  The first number was your score at the end of round 7, plus your entries for round 8 to get your total score.

Awesome job guys!  Just a little over eight hours left!

#2014001 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 09 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

@Silentqueen this will work. Good job!

#2013924 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 08 August 2017 - 09:28 PM

The list has been completed and the Hot Pocket has been consumed


In order to give everyone a chance to see this and prepare themselves, I am going to go to bed.  Will post the last round tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at around 7:30 AM NST.  May run the round for 36 or 60 hours so that I can end it at night when it's easier to tabulate everything and make announcements instead of having to try to sneakily do it at work.


Thanks to everyone for participating so far, I'm having a blast and I hope you are too.  I am excited about the last round!

#2013915 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 08 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

Ok I didn't tabulate the scores yesterday because it was my birthday


Things have changed significantly since Sunday O_o




As always please let me know if anything looks wrong


The bonus point for round 6 was An Actual Library! Visit a real library to complete this challenge - achieved by @Coops, @Cnourinha and @Eefi


The bonus point for round 7 was Light the Candle achieved by @Coops, @Trichomes and @Strategist


Congrats to @UnicornSoul for getting the Super Speedy award for round 7! g0IBese.gif


For the last round we will be deviating from our normal pace in favor of a lightning round in which I will post a number of items and you will get a point for each one that you are able to get within 48 hours.  This round will begin shortly.  There will be no speedy award or bonus points for this round. @Sweeney @Silentqueen @Amethyst @Swarley @cara @Adam @Rocket @Trapezio @Jess @DonValentino @Elindoril @Cannabis @talbs @Junjie


Apologies for the delay on announcements, was too busy celebrating my life.  Thanks everyone for the well wishes :wub: brb gotta eat a hot pocket, please discuss


#2013786 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 06 August 2017 - 02:49 PM

Congratulations to @Swarley for getting the Super Speedy award this round! g0IBese.gif

#2013775 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 06 August 2017 - 02:28 PM



A library book




(Please note, the rounds will be getting more difficult as we go)

Bonus points for round Five were:


Plushroom - use a plushie instead of a real mushroom - achieved by @Trichomes and @Eefi

(I had already decided this when you asked, Trichomes so it was really hilarious to me xD)


Nymh's Pasttime - find a wild mushroom - achieved by @Sweeney and @Strategist



#2013706 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 05 August 2017 - 01:21 PM

I mean I do love a premature boner and all, so it's okay.  :whistling:


I was really excited to give you your boner point


You are being so cool about it I'm getting another boner it's just not fair omg



#2013662 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Nymh on 04 August 2017 - 09:06 PM

Bullocks I was waiting for the next one so I could try and be first.


Gotta mix it up! :)

Oh also congrats to @Sweeney and @Strategist, the newest qualifiers for the Speedy Award! g0IBese.gif