the polite yeti

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If you came for the alternative autism criteria, they are available here (revised version here).

Let's start at the very beginning /Do you have questions into the nature of the universe? Pose them here./ I can't.
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Working on a custom alethiometer. My thumb/wrist tendonitis says it’s time to stop for today. The grid is .5cm, to give a sense of scale.

Working on a custom alethiometer. My thumb/wrist tendonitis says it’s time to stop for today. The grid is .5cm, to give a sense of scale.

Are you planning to write alternative autism criteria based on the new DSM-5?

@lechatelierite

Nope, the alternative criteria were written in direct response to the drafts of the DSM-5, and as far as I know nothing in their wording has changed. While I appreciate the simplicity they were aiming for, autism is a broad range of neurotypes and apparent symptoms, and I prefer a diagnostic tool that explicitly moves beyond stereotyped assumptions of what we behave like to the underlying experience of being autistic. There are lots of facets and most of us have some but not all. 

Also I made them up mostly for my own gratification. I’d love to have someone use them in a comparison study, especially with adults, but I don’t expect much more validation than I already have gotten. I’m glad they’re helpful to other people, especially people tentatively poking at self-dx.

Posted 6 months ago With 5 notes

astroprojection:

image politeyeti reblogged your post: Both letters ended the same way. Po and Katsa…

When you half-ass liveblog Bitterblue with Mabel gifs, I will force you to be my friend.

Okay! But I don’t think you understand what you’ve got yourself into. :P

It appears to be awesome.

But now I have to go to work.

Posted 1 year ago With 2 notes

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[image is me in sunglasses standing outside the market sign]

[image is me in sunglasses standing outside the market sign]

ifwemetupatmidnight:

Ali I don’t have BB on me and I forgot how to cipher SHIT.

I love that you tagged me for this.

OKAY. How to decipher really basic codes! 

You have a message and you have a hint as to the key. I’ll make a short one for a demonstration.

So the key to this code is NINA. You drop any repeated letters, so it becomes NIA. You then complete the alphabet starting where you left off. This is super easy in this case, since we end on an A. The alphabet now looks like this:

NIABCDEFGHJKLMOPQRSTUVWXYZ

You’ll probably find this easier to do on paper than the computer, but put the correct alphabet underneath. This is how you get your equivalent letters.

NIABCDEFGHJKLMOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

So now we can write a message in the top alphabet and translate it to the bottom one so it can be coded. You do the reverse to decipher it. Suaacss! Gt turms out tfgs gs n jgaf od uscmcss aobc.

Nina, your name makes a terrible key.

Posted 1 year ago With 7 notes

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politeyeti:

[image is a sketch of me by me. I’m unnaturally ginger (give or take a turquoise, ultraviolet, and/or magenta streak) with glasses and blue-grey eyes.]
Just playing around with some new photoshop brushes. I am in LOVE.

PRAISE ME GOD DAMN IT.

politeyeti:

[image is a sketch of me by me. I’m unnaturally ginger (give or take a turquoise, ultraviolet, and/or magenta streak) with glasses and blue-grey eyes.]

Just playing around with some new photoshop brushes. I am in LOVE.

PRAISE ME GOD DAMN IT.

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[image is a sketch of me by me. I’m unnaturally ginger (give or take a turquoise, ultraviolet, and/or magenta streak) with glasses and blue-grey eyes.]
Just playing around with some new photoshop brushes. I am in LOVE.

[image is a sketch of me by me. I’m unnaturally ginger (give or take a turquoise, ultraviolet, and/or magenta streak) with glasses and blue-grey eyes.]

Just playing around with some new photoshop brushes. I am in LOVE.

isolatia:

politeyeti:

isolatia:

politeyeti:

Please write fanfic. It is getting super lonely being the only regular writer in the fandom.

I would love to try and write some fanfiction (although it’s been awhile since I have)!  I hope to lift the burden off of your shoulders!

Sadly, I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block the past year, but I would certainly love to try again, once my mind is clear from the sadness of finishing a book and I’ve finished my review! :)

Excellent. I look forward to anything you write! If it helps, Bitterblue helped clear my long-standing writer’s block for fanfic, and now there’s a whole lot of it.

Hopefully, Bitterblue will do the same for me!  I can’t wait to get started on reading your writing, but I have to catch a flight tomorrow and I haven’t packed because I’ve been consumed in finishing Bitterblue all day!  I’m off to bed now, but I’ll try and write on the plane because for some strange reason, that’s where I write best!

Welcome to the fandom! Have fun on your trip!

Posted 1 year ago With 13 notes

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ifwemetupatmidnight:

politeyeti:

ifwemetupatmidnight:

politeyeti replied to your post: I will be gentle. GENTLE. Raffin or Skye?

I wouldn’t have picked two gay boys if we were, my dear.

pff.

I mean. If we were talking fictional boys you’d make out with, I’d have given you Brigan and Saf. And that’s mean. Because the answer is BOTH. At the same time. With also Fire and BB. I mean. What?

I’d just like to have a more M-rated kissing party with everyone.

When you’re older.

Posted 1 year ago With 4 notes

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ifwemetupatmidnight:

politeyeti replied to your post: I will be gentle. GENTLE. Raffin or Skye?

I wouldn’t have picked two gay boys if we were, my dear.

pff.

I mean. If we were talking fictional boys you’d make out with, I’d have given you Brigan and Saf. And that’s mean. Because the answer is BOTH. At the same time. With also Fire and BB. I mean. What?

Posted 1 year ago With 4 notes

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ifwemetupatmidnight:

politeyeti replied to your post: Brigan and Po. Saf and Teddy. Katsa and Bitterblue.

YOU CAN’T PICK BOTH TEDDY AND SAF. THAT GOES AGAINST THE OBVIOUS RULES.

I CAN IF I WANT TO!

WHATEVER YOU CHEATER.

I mean. Teddy for cuddles and books. Saf for making out. I GET IT. 

Posted 1 year ago With 1 note

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queenbitterblue:

Sitting here in a corner quietly reading absolutely every one of Nina and Ali’s posts and feeling like a creepy stalker because I’m too nervous to talk to either one of them and feeling even creepier because I know both of their names and neither of them told me what it was themselves. 

Oops.

YOU CAN TALK TO ME.

Er. I mean. Not in all caps. UNLESS YOU WANT TO.

What is your name? That’s a good start and/or not start. HI.

Posted 1 year ago With 2 notes

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[image is a portrait of Bitterblue, from the Graceling/Seven Kingdoms world of Kristin Cashore. She is a mixed-race young woman with tan skin, brown hair, and dark grey eyes. She’s wearing a navy hood over most of her hair and in a cowl around her neck, and a purple top of some sort.]
Redid the colour on BB. Much happier with it now.

[image is a portrait of Bitterblue, from the Graceling/Seven Kingdoms world of Kristin Cashore. She is a mixed-race young woman with tan skin, brown hair, and dark grey eyes. She’s wearing a navy hood over most of her hair and in a cowl around her neck, and a purple top of some sort.]

Redid the colour on BB. Much happier with it now.

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[image is a drawing of Bitterblue, from Kristin Cashore’s Seven Kingdoms/Graceling series. She is a young woman of mixed heritage with tan skin, grey eyes, and brown hair. She is wearing a navy blue hood that cowls around her neck and a purple top of some sort.]
Two things:
- We have now reached the stage in fangirling where I start drawing things. Not so sure about the braid. It worked better when I was on super-zoom doing the colour.
- I’ve been surprised and not surprised to see how many people read the Lienid as white, and draw them that way. The physical descriptions in Cashore’s books tend to be focused mainly on build and eye colour (since eye colour is an important plot indicator and is not necessarily tied to race at all), but she specifically mentions that the Lienid almost universally have dark hair, grey eyes, and features that are distinct from the other six kingdoms’ peoples*. I don’t know if Cashore intended them to be read as POC, but I took her as written and pictured a fantasy world people somewhat inspired by Pacific Islanders (they’re from the only island nation and also have highly symbolic tattoos, which definitely fed into my ideas about what they look like).
This distinction is so obvious that Bitterblue is able to identify Saf as culturally Lienid (by his clothing, accent, and jewelry) but not racially Lienid, while he knows she’s at least mixed without ever even seeing her face (and presumably without her having an unusual accent, given they are in her own kingdom at the time). When Cashore says the Lienid look different than everybody else, I do think she means more than just their jewelry and badass tats.
*Maybe it’s something about grey eyes and dark hair? Katniss gets a lot of whitewashing with a very similar description.

[image is a drawing of Bitterblue, from Kristin Cashore’s Seven Kingdoms/Graceling series. She is a young woman of mixed heritage with tan skin, grey eyes, and brown hair. She is wearing a navy blue hood that cowls around her neck and a purple top of some sort.]

Two things:

- We have now reached the stage in fangirling where I start drawing things. Not so sure about the braid. It worked better when I was on super-zoom doing the colour.

- I’ve been surprised and not surprised to see how many people read the Lienid as white, and draw them that way. The physical descriptions in Cashore’s books tend to be focused mainly on build and eye colour (since eye colour is an important plot indicator and is not necessarily tied to race at all), but she specifically mentions that the Lienid almost universally have dark hair, grey eyes, and features that are distinct from the other six kingdoms’ peoples*. I don’t know if Cashore intended them to be read as POC, but I took her as written and pictured a fantasy world people somewhat inspired by Pacific Islanders (they’re from the only island nation and also have highly symbolic tattoos, which definitely fed into my ideas about what they look like).

This distinction is so obvious that Bitterblue is able to identify Saf as culturally Lienid (by his clothing, accent, and jewelry) but not racially Lienid, while he knows she’s at least mixed without ever even seeing her face (and presumably without her having an unusual accent, given they are in her own kingdom at the time). When Cashore says the Lienid look different than everybody else, I do think she means more than just their jewelry and badass tats.

*Maybe it’s something about grey eyes and dark hair? Katniss gets a lot of whitewashing with a very similar description.

introvertsarepeopletoo:

politeyeti replied to your post: inkbatts replied to your post: Hey, so I just had…

liu-family.org/potstic… This was the basis of my dumpling recipe. Adjust the ginger/cabbage/pork ration depending on how gingery you like them. They’re really easy!

Oh! Hell yeah!  Potstickers!  You are the best, thank youuuuu.

You are super welcome! If there is any sort of Asian grocery near you, they will probably have a dumpling skin of some sort in the frozen section. I like the kind that specify they are for dumplings/potstickers, not gyoza (the latter run thinner and I break them), and the first time I made them I pre-cooked the pork filling and added finely chopped mushrooms for extra bulk. They worked beautifully, though they weren’t as juicy on the inside as they otherwise would have been. As someone who pretty much only eats pork via bacon and dumplings, I was afraid of leaving them raw.

Posted 2 years ago With 2 notes

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