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naiad(she/her or they/them)
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supermario asked:

Happy birthday! (Sorry for being late!) I know things have been rough, so I hope life starts settling down for you.

thank you so much c: I'm really really hoping things start to calm soon. I need about a year with no wild health emergencies for anyone in the family. That would be nice lol


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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marpleblarp asked:

happy birthday! hope you got treated to something nice :)

thank you! honestly my husband's birthday is next month so i think we're going to hold off and celebrate together. but he said that when finances balance out he's going to get me this discontinued orange cat from build-a-bear :)


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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phantomflame03 asked:

Happy Birthday! I hope it is fun/restful and you get to eat something yummy

Thank you! I made some homemade lo-mein/curry stuff and it was really good c:


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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An Anonymous user asked:

Gaming. what videogames have you played

I'm honestly not a huge gamer and I've only more recently been getting into it more so most of the games I've played/am playing are just nostalgic from my childhood but I'll put a little list under a split thing so it doesn't get too long lol

- All 3 original Spyro games (and recently the new versions)

  • Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped, Crash Team Racing (and the new remake), Crash Bash
  • A lot of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
  • A lot of different Mario games. I've played most Mario Party games, Mario Baseball, a bunch of Super Mario 64, a bunch of Mario Sunshine (both of the last two were games that I kind of played but my brother did most of the hard stuff)
  • I was OBSESSED with one of the old Barbie Horse Adventure games
  • All the Pokemon main games except the last few. I think Sun and Moon was the last one I played and I don't think I ever played Black and White 2. I also didn't play Fire Red or Leaf Green. I did play Stadium, Snap, Coliseum, Gale of Darkness, Pokemon Ranger, and Pokemon Channel (no mystery dungeon)
  • A lot of Nintendogs
  • A lot of the old Sims games and I put a disgusting amount of time into Sims Pets for the DS
  • Banjo Kazooie but it was like some of the Mario games where my brother really put in all the work
  • Dark Cloud and I recently started Dark Cloud 2
  • Oblivion
  • Skyrim
  • Fallout 4 and minimal amounts of New Vegas
  • All 3 Bioshock games but I'm not a fan of Infinite

I'm sure there are some that I'm just not thinking of but these had the biggest impact in my life and are the ones I'd consider faves and either would play again or have played again recently.


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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phantomflame03 asked:

I: Internal: Tell us 5 things you like about yourself

  1. I really like how many people have told me little comments about something I saw making their day better in some way. I guess I'm good at encouraging people and that makes me really happy c:
  2. I'm really glad that I'm into such a wide variety of art and styles. Like I've been around people who will see artistic things and just think they're creepy or weird or uncomfortable and I definitely get that way with some stuff but also some art is supposed to make you feel like that? And that goes for fashion too. I'd probably never wear a lot of runway styles but I LOVE how a lot of it looks and it's wild to me when people just talk about how uncomfortable it would be without acknowledging that it's not supposed to be worn to the park, it's an art piece.
  3. I love that I've started knitting and have stuck with it! I usually drop hobbies pretty quickly so finding something that's just very me has been a wonderful thing! I definitely have wayy too much yarn right now xD
  4. I like that reading has always been a hobby of mine. Seeing that all of my siblings really aren't a big fan of books has made me realize how much I could have missed out on if I only watched shows/movies.
  5. I like how much I love animals! I literally would not say that any type of animal is "bad" or "ugly" no matter what they are and I just love every single one of them for how unique they are. I'm not a fan of mosquitos but I think they're fascinating and that goes for all the "pest" animals. They all have their niche and they're just doing their best

naiad(she/her or they/them)
naiad(she/her or they/them)
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naiad

I've been trying to read through all the books on my bookshelves & all the books I wanted to read as a child that I've found digitally or through libraries and I started sometime late 2017 but I'm already REALLY wanting to re-read some of my faves instead of continuing with new stuff and idk what to do D;

naiad

@supermario

that's honestly not a bad idea. I've been trying to read through several series by going through every book all at once which is helping with keeping the story straight but it's kind of overwhelming and maybe it would help to go back and read some books that won't have a surprise sometimes between books or series :)



naiad(she/her or they/them)
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An Anonymous user asked:

sorry, beginning-photographer anon again- what 35mm film camera do you prefer? I love the way your film photos turn out

Don't apologize I love talking about this stuff!

The only film I've used are Fugifilm disposable cameras. The photos that look a little more worn out were from an expired Fugifilm and I think that's why they're a little strange looking. I have a camera and I tried to use a roll of Cannon film but I accidentally exposed it to light and ruined the roll.

I'd probably keep using Fugifilm or Cannon because I've heard good things about both of them. But truthfully I would experiment with any kind of 35mm film to see the results. Truthfully I'd shop by cheapest price unless I found something that works really nicely.

This is the subreddit for film! It's great for looking through different cameras and film and seeing what people can do with them :)


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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An Anonymous user asked:

Hello, sorry about the ask- I'd like to know if you had any tips for a complete noob trying out photography for the first time? Doesn't have to be detailed or anything, I've got no formal training whatsoever, and literally anything helps haha

I'd love to give ou some advice, but I'm very self-taught through trial and error. I sometimes ramble so I'll put it under a cut. And good luck with your photography! I hope you have a lot of fun with it :)


My biggest advice is to do a lot to practice with using different lighting and figuring out when to use flash in photos. Lighting can make a huge difference and there's only so much photo editors can do with lighting in a photo. Take photos of the same things in different positions and just have fun with it. It's a good way to get used to whatever camera you're using.

You may also want to decide what kind of photos you want to take and on what kind of camera. Phone cameras work really well and take hibh quality pictures most of the time. I have a DSLR camera and an pretty old cyber-shot camera that's a lot smaller and easier to deal with. The DSLR is pretty expensive but it takes amazing photos and when I upload them to redbubble they're high enough resolution that I can put them on a full skirt lol. There's also film which I'm not very experienced in. I just bought some disposable cameras and I have some actual film cameras but I haven't really messed with them yet.

The only other thing I can suggest is to take several pictures of things! There are definitely a lot of times when one photo comes out perfectly but if something is moving in the shot or you want to get it from several angles don't be afraid to take pictures until you get the perfect one! I take soooo many bad pictures all the time and just pick out the best from the set of photos taken. Animal photos especially can be difficult to get if they're moving around a lot.

Just do what feels natural and have fun with it! Don't get caught up in trying to take pictures of things you think other people would enjoy. Take pictures of things that make you happy and that you'd want to hold onto c:

Also I'd backup any that you really love! I have all my photos on 2 hard drives so I don't lose any of my favorites!


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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@UnidentifiedBlog yeah my problem was really that I don't have any experience with it cause JJ always just sets it all up for me. I really do need to learn to do it myself though so I can fix things on his work days lol


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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witchesflower asked:

The Moon: Favorite quote?

I've always really liked that Dr. Seuss quote:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

I've always kinda been the 'weird kid' and this quote always kinda makes me smile because the most important people in my life love me for who I am ^^


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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phantomflame03 asked:

Titan: If you could die your hair absolutely any color and pull it off, what would it be?

I would love pink hair! I've tried it a couple times but the bleach always makes it too yellow and then the pink is never dark enough to cover the yellowish hair from the bleach?? Idk I'm sure there's something I could do to fix it because I know other people with naturally dark hair that can go pink but I'm at a loss lol


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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phantomflame03 asked:

I was wondering what your favorite food anime are (anime about food/cooking). Maybe top 5?

so these aren't in any specific order but they're shows that focus on cooking that I love and honestly I've learned a bit about cooking from them as well

  • Today's Menu for Emiya Family (it's a spin-off of one of the Fate/Stay Night animes)
  • Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
  • Japanese Food From Another World
  • Restaurant From Another World
  • Polar Bear Cafe (It's technically not super about food/cooking but it's adorable and it's about a cafe so it kiiinda counts?)

There are a few that are like exclusively about cooking that are okaaay but I don't really feel much connection to the characters and I just have a compulsion to watch it for screenshots/to finish the series but I legitimately love the 5 that I mentioned and I watched a couple of them through twice c:


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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An Anonymous user asked:

i've been looking at your photography and theres something so eerily liminal about a lot of it. like it's weirdly empty, yet so familiar.

Aahh! I love this message! That's kind of a vibe I go for a lot of the time. I'm really uncomfortable having people in my photos also. Knowing I want to put my photos on social media, it just feels wrong to ever accidentally include anyone that wouldn't have knowledge or consent to be online. And I go out of my way to crop some photos to remove people, even if it ends up making the original focus of the picture kinda werid (I have some "badly cropped" carousel pics especially because I didn't realize there were people around when I took them)

I love that you described them as liminal though because I have a deep fascination with liminal spaces and I find a lot of comfort in things that are traditinally mentioned in posts about liminal spaces ♥♥♥


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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zylphide asked:

Titan: If you could die your hair absolutely any color and pull it off, what would it be?

I've dyed it purple a few times, and I always really liked it a lot when I did, but I'd love to be able to get it a really bright purple without having to bleach it first! If I still had long hair, I'd like to do purple faded into blue :3


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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mcatnip asked:

Earth, Neptune, Sun?

Earth: What’s your ideal house/home?
something with 3 bedrooms, because having separate spaces is really working out for us. and something with a big yard and ideally no close neighbors. honestly it'd be really cool to live in something like a hobbit hole with a little door on the side of a hill ♥

Neptune: What’s an album that you can listen through entirely w/o skipping song?
Love Is Dead by CHVRCHES is a fantastic album and I could listen to the whole thing at once easily

The Sun: What motivates you?
lack of motivation is one of my biggest flaws unfortunately :/ usually just knowing that if i clean up the house or do something positive, it's going to make my husband happy. and i like to see him smile and tell me he's proud :)


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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komaron asked:

Kepler-22b: If you could go anywhere, where would it be/why?

I would LOVE to go to London someday ♥ I've read a lot of historical fiction and regular fiction that takes place in and around London and I'd love to see some of the places my favorite characters have seen.

I've also been really into the history of Anne Boleyn since I watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" at an impressionable age and I want to feel some kind of connection to her


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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witchesflower asked:

Hexafluoroacetone and Pentaborane!

Hexafluoroacetone: What do you want to be when you grow up?
honestly i don't really have any ideal career goals but while i don't want to be alone i do want to have the ability to support myself without anyone's help someday

Pentaborane: What is one habit of yours that no one knows about?
i literally cannot sleep at night unless i make up some situation in my head involving some fictional characters i've had an obsession with and putting them into a situation where they're going to sleep. it's been like that for as long as i can remember and if i'm really stressed or uncomfortable i can't sleep because i can't focus on making my imagination sleep lol


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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thedarklordgivenofucks asked:

Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde: What did you used to have that you are happier without?
so idk if you know of the website gaiaonline? well i joined it somewhere around the age of 12-13 and I was OBSESSED with it. major hyperfixation and special interest. every day i would spend hours on there trying to get gold, talking to people in forums, getting into "relationships" that never should have been part of my life. just a huge part of my developmental years were controled by that website and the people i met and interacted with on there. when i graduated and moved away from home at around 19 i really stopped using it as often and a lot had changed about the website and the in-game currency and i eventually just abandoned it completely. i checked it out again a couple months ago and just couldn't bring myself to go back. it's just too different and all my old friends are gone :c

i do miss certain parts of it, and quitting it definitely hurt my art skills a lot, but overall leaving was the best thing for me. it was affecting my life pretty significantly because i always wanted to be in the forums making gold instead of whatever was happening irl.


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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intrepid-inkweaver asked:

L, M and S for the alphabet ask meme :)

L. Like: What are three things you like doing?
reading
holding my cat like he's a baby
i'm getting kinda into magic the gathering and that's definitely fun

M. Making: When was the last time you crafted something?
oh back in january-ish before we moved i started trying to make a little faux fur fox tail out of acrylic yarn and i got like half-way through but stopped because i haven't figured out the best way to work with the top of the tail where it would connect to a key-chain or whatever. it always just looks like a mess of yarn and i'm totally stumped

S. Sea: Do you like the beaches or the mountains?
i really do love the mountains, but i think i'd have to pick beaches. i have a lot of nostalgia with some specific beaches and i could happily live on them for the rest of my life. if it's an ocean beach though i might have to pick mountains because the ocean kind of terrifies me lol


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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Dog Teeth by Nicole Dollanganger

It was the first song of hers that I heard back when she had only been putting music out for like a year and I just loved it SO MUCH and she's still probably my favorite musician. Last year I saw her in concert in Denver and she played it live which was incredibly unexpected and I cried a little bit lol but I still have the recording of the song and I listen to it from time to time


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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fungus asked:

🎵

Fineshrine by Purity Ring

it was the first song of theirs I heard and I immediately loved it so much. It opened the door to exploring their other songs as well as the dance/electronic genere in general. Up until then my mp3 players always just had songs I'd gotten from my parents computers or mix cds from friends of stuff that was just on local radio. Realizing how much I loved their songs really made me want to figure out other music I liked that wasn't exactly mainstream


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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flowerfemme asked:

13. What do you listen to while working on something? What helps you concentrate

13. What do you listen to while working on something? What helps you concentrate
if i actually have to concentrate i can't listen to anything because my brain will always focus on the music rather than whatever task i'm trying to acomplish, but if i'm just doing a casual hobby or playing games with music in the background i'll just play something like a CHVRCHES album, or older Grimes music


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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defect asked:

🏝️ for the animal crossing ask meme thing !

🏝️ do you have a name for your island yet?
Right now I'm planning on naming it Aeaea after the island Circe lived on in The Odessy. She was the goddess that turned his sailors into pigs and just lived on an island with a bunch of animals who had probably also been sailors at one point


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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lina asked:

assumption: you're actually a water nymph and is only pretending to be human to blend in here....

did i make it so obvious??


naiad(she/her or they/them)
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phantomflame03 asked:

🐶 who do you hope your starting villagers are?

When I started New Leaf Gayle was one of my starting villagers and I immediately loved her, and would love to see her again ♥ I'd also love Fauna or any of the other deer villagers


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