Though it is a universal experience, moving out of the temple you were raised in can be a daunting experience. However, the staff here at the Gilt Haven Times have compiled a list of objectives to keep in mind that will assist you in this endeavor.
1. Don’t forget that this is a fresh start for you:
We suggest you set all of your belongings ablaze in the center of the room you are vacating. Do not keep or leave any remnants of your previous identity; a clean slate is a must! As attached as you may be to the skeletons in your closet, you can always attain new skeletons of a higher quality. The world is full of potential skeletons. Gaze intensely into the flames as your possesions ignite, and know that any regret that fills your heart is a temporary and useless thing.
2. A suitable living place is one that is mostly unoccupied:
As we all know, the most competitive housing market is for caves. Despite the difficulties this raises, it is imperative you find a cave as vacant of life as possible.
If you are among those with a more refined taste, the Gilt Haven Burial Grounds offers an unparalleled selection of mausoleum complexes.
Both caves and man-made tombs have lovely acoustics and the echoes provide you the ability to rap battle yourself.
3. Comfortable sleeping quarters are essential for quality rest; self care 2020:
We recommend that you acquire either a sensory deprivation chamber, or a coffin. You may wonder why this is necessary, probably because you have spent your formative years sleeping on the floor. Always remember (although the memory of your exile is painful to visit) you have been cast out from the temple and are free from the old restrictions of temple-life.
4. Be prepared for the painful realities of living on your own
Existing on Earth comes at a cost. All of us will hurt, all of us will feel emotional and physical pain as we proceed through life.
The essentials of every first aid kit are as follows:
Arsenic: if you suffer from the most common ailment, a broken heart, this is the most effective cure. Kill your former lover by spiking their drink with, like, a lot of arsenic. This is the only way to ensure your own continued peaceful existence. Get them before they get you.
Alcohol: Also an effective cure for heartbreak if you follow the recommended prescription: A lot, very often, to excess, black out for a year of your life, rob a vinyard, get caught, sober up in jail, contemplate our broken justice system, break out, break back in to grab a sovenier, break out again, pick up where you left off.
Cacti: Ease the loneliness of existence by keeping a few spiky companions. Sing 80’s pop songs to these, your only friends. I think we're alone now...
5. Personalisation will make you feel right at home
An accessory that took Gilt Haven by storm as one of 1788’s most chic accoutrements, shrunken heads have been trending ever since the 80s. They are both a conventional conversation piece and prominent member of every traditional Gilt Haven household.
A Final Note:
This list is created with the needs of Gilt Haveners in mind, but for the interlopers who are considering Gilt Haven as a permanent destination, the Times has these cheering words of advice and encouragement:
If you are evading the law, vengeful deities, or your extended family, Gilt Haven is the place for you; however, do not entertain ideas of departing from Gilt Haven once you settle here. Your presence here is a commitment, one that you need not be living in order to fufill. Straying will not bode well for you, as evidenced by numerous escape attempts made by previous newcomers.
Change of circumstances. Putting the original text of this post under a read more. Things have turned around a bit and while there's still a bit of a bumpy road ahead, things are going to get better.
I made a post about the new situation here
I recently found out that come September I will be losing my Universal Credit completely. This is already just barely enough to get by because of the way they work it out.
I’ve been putting off making this post because I don’t feel comfortable just asking for help like this, but at this point I’m out of options.
I am nonbinary and autistic. Because of sensory issues I cannot work in certain environments or I will have regular meltdowns. I also have trouble with my sense of balance which can make certain tasks incredibly difficult.
I live with my parents, but they can’t support me financially. Best case scenario, my income will drop from £3000 to £1500 to cover me for a whole year, but I might not even get that.
I’m setting a goal on Kofi of £2000 as that should be enough to give me some stability and time to try and find consistent work. In the meantime I will keep updating you all on the situation both here and on Waterfall.
I don’t like just asking for money for nothing, so I will be taking commissions via my email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find all the information about my commissions here.
I’ll also be taking smaller sketch requests over on Kofi.
If you aren’t looking for a commission right now, I recently put up my first ever work on Redbubble which you can find here.
Any little bit helps and reblogs are also very much appreciated. I'm crossposting this on my tumblr also under the username nagahissteria. Tumblr is not kind to posts with links so if you're able a reblog there would make a huge difference.
Here are a few examples of my art that I think best show what I do. You can find all my art posts here.
I finally finished it
I'll be honest, I did not see myself having this finished yet. I've been really motivated though by the encouragement from all of you, so thank you so much.
Once this has gone up everywhere, I'm going to be adding a Commissions page to my blog so keep an eye out for that.
I'm also going to be making a post about my situation. I've been vocal about some of it but I think I need to pull it all together.
If you want to support my work you can find this piece up on Redbubble at -here-
I'm also on Kofi if you'd like to buy me a coffee so I can keep making pieces like this!
You can find me -here-
Finally got this blog set up and ready to go!
Now, it's just finding things to keep me motivated to post here in some vague attempts to keep from accidentally having all creative flow in RPs from dying off.
That might be a massive undertaking for the time being, but... hey, it's better than having hyperempathy act up and make everyone else's stress my own, right?
I mean, it's like a vehicle engine in some ways... If you don't run it every so often, then the whole thing will end up stalling or not function at all.
Just gonna see what I can do for now in terms of writing or finding things to reblog to here for some semblance of inspiration.
Just reblogging this to here as I quick note that I now have this secondary waterfall for trying to boost my inspiration and motivation more on RPs I do on one certain site.
I'll probably be lurking most of the time still or popping in with random bouts of inspiration or seemingly mindless ramblings every so often.
Now then... Back to trying to get gears actually turning and not just spinning without any connections.