Anonymous asked:

hi ummmmm ive sent you an ask before but you didnt respond so im sending again. i have eight disorders, everyone in my family has disorders and there is a long list on familial abuse on both sides of my family, which pretty obviously factored into the way they raised me if you know what i mean. I was molested and otherwise abused when I was 12 by a girl who suffered worse circumstances than me also. the reason i have so many disorders is i have tourettes, which is an umbrella disorder and usuall

usually accompanies a bunch of others and is almost never just that disorder by itself. im trying to create comics and games for abused or mentally ill teens that feel the urge to act out violently, as I have found that my response mentally to all of this is to become a vicious sadist. I need the strength to fight through all of this garbage and become the successful artist for at-risk teens that this generation needs. Also could the glyph include deer in some way because they are very importantto me. sorry this is so long

Hi. I’m extremely sorry you’re having these issues, I’m worried about you, and I hope that when your request comes up on the queue, the glyph will be able to help you.

Firstly: Please look at our crisis support page. It sounds like you need help faster than a glyph.

Secondly: Requests stay in line until they are reached chronologically or by lottery. I don’t choose which glyphs come next; no one skips in line, and everyone has a chance at being picked by lottery. There are currently an estimated 500 glyph requests in front of you. Meaning your request will be addressed when it comes up in the queue, or when it is picked by lottery. You have approximately a 1/500 chance of being picked at each lottery drawing. Lottery numbers are decided by Random.org.

Third: I can not answer requests that include artistic direction by the asker, I’m sorry.

Are you still missing your glyph buttons? Please read this.

Hi folks; 

I was just alerted to a potentially heinous post office fuckup and need to spread the word.

All glyph button shipments have tracking attached to them, provided by Etsy and the US Postal Service. This is kept track of on Etsy to let you know where your package is at any given time. Last night I heard from a friend that their buttons had not arrived, despite my shipping them weeks and weeks ago.  

Etsy tracking shows that this order was never registered by USPS, but Etsy tracking also says this about orders that I know were delivered because the receiver sent me photos of the package. Some of these orders appear to be in USPS and not Etsy, and vice versa.

I was just alerted to this problem at 2am last night and have not yet had time to sort it out. This is on top of recovery from a recent biopsy, and quality issues with my button parts supplier that’s causing about a 20% failure rate in button making. I’m going to spend the rest of today comparing Etsy tracking information to USPS tracking information.

I suspect that this is related to a little blip of serious problems we had around this same time with our postal carrier, in which the carrier was not picking up outgoing mail and also not even trying to deliver incoming mail, but instead leaving a series of “while you were out” notes despite the fact that I work from home and, being sort of a shutin, am always here for mail!

What you should do:
Please let me know via Etsy if you have not received your order of buttons. This is a potentially huge issue, affecting dozens of people, and I will compile a list of missing orders and get you all your proper merchandise one way or another.

I apologize strenuously for this trouble. I did not think to check back on the Etsy tracking system after I put the shipments in the mailbox, because I have not had outgoing mail problems from this location prior to a few weeks ago. I’m going to cross-check each order with both Etsy and USPS tracking and see where things ended up; all missing orders will be replaced ASAP. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

Glyph: [HOARD]
Problem:

Anonymous asked you:
November 4th 2013, 2:17:00 am
i need a god damned job. i need money. i have been applying to good or just okay jobs for years, stuck in my shitty one, trying to get out of subsistence existence, trying to get into a place where i can save enough to claw my way out of hell. can you help me?

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Glyph: [HOARD]

Problem:

Anonymous asked you:

November 4th 2013, 2:17:00 am

i need a god damned job. i need money. i have been applying to good or just okay jobs for years, stuck in my shitty one, trying to get out of subsistence existence, trying to get into a place where i can save enough to claw my way out of hell. can you help me?

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hopefully putting all of these into a single post will be less annoying to readers who dont care, but so many of your are anon that i can’t reply privately. thank you so much for the feedback. thank you for letting me know when i’m on the right track. i couldn’t do this without you.

Glyph: [BRICK AT A TIME]
Problem:

warden-constable said: June 2nd 2014, 7:24:00 pm 
 I know I have strength. There can not be nothing that I have to offer. But I feel like I’m pushing up against an impossibly large wall and I am afraid that I will budge before it will.

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Glyph: [BRICK AT A TIME]

Problem:

warden-constable said:
June 2nd 2014, 7:24:00 pm

I know I have strength. There can not be nothing that I have to offer. But I feel like I’m pushing up against an impossibly large wall and I am afraid that I will budge before it will.

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Anonymous asked:

Where can I find the meanings of the Futhark runes? I've looked for them but most of the sites end up referring to chakras or buddhism - stuff that to me seems unrelated - and I wouldn't trust their information. Unless this veers too close to creating a single interpretation?

People experience personal meaningfulness for symbolic systems of all kinds based on their own systems of belief, and that’s true and valuable for them, but I personally feel uncomfortable with elder futhark interpretations that aren’t based on archaeology, as far on the scientific side as possible. That’s just me. I ramble about this after the readmore.

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A lot of Neopaganism interpretations of Norse subjects unfortunately comes down to us tainted by appropriation by the Nazis and white power wackos, and I want to stay the heck away from that. I do not use the interpretations from the neopagan practice of “rune casting” for instance, because rune casting comes from a 17th century dude strongly influenced by Kabbalah, and most of the resultant rune casting systems in use today were whipped up in the 1980s. I’m definitely no expert, however, and of course my symbolism and usage are subjective as well!

I go back a lot to Wikipedia’s Elder Futhark article as a starting point and then spiral out with my own reference-chasing and googling, trying to find original sources if possible, although of course I can’t read the original languages so my information will always come by way of interpretations. The Rune Poems for example do not use Elder Futhark, presumably because the Elder version has not been preserved over the centuries, but meaning was evidently inherited through the years so those are helpful base texts to mull over. The Rune Poems are three distinct pieces of writing that have a stanza for each rune in the runic alphabets they address. They seem to be for teaching or reference, sort of like children’s alphabet books are today. Like A is for Apple, a wonderful fruit. B is for Baby, a cutie-patoot. But you know, way more metal because this is runes we’re talking about.

In the Poetic Edda, which I have not finished reading yet, the use of runes for magic is recorded a lot, but seems strongly oriented around carving or drawing runes on objects to give them properties. Healing spells on trees, victory runes on sword hilts, charms onto small sticks or pieces of wood, curses on gravestones (like the Eggjum stone which has a beautiful piece of kenning poetry on it), even partnered runes carved on a fingernail and a cup to ward against bewitchment. I figured “carving” runes into the glyphs was a reasonable thing to do.