opheliasnorkels asked:

Hey, I hope you and your family are okay! Wildfires are seriously scary, and i hope it gets contained enough soon. are you in the pre-evac zone? either way, i wish you the best and hope you're safe.

Thankfuly, so far, we are not. But I know people who live in Pollock Pines who have already evacuated or who may evacuate soon. Frankly, it’s something next to miraculous that more structures haven’t been destroyed, but I can’t help thinking of the poor animals and I hope most of them have been able to flee before the fire got to them. There are a bunch of signs and banners on the freeway overpasses thanking the firefighters and I got a little overwhelmed the other day when I passed under them on my way home. Anyway, thank you so much, I really appreciate it. <3

shenanigana

finnglas:

look, here’s a thing. if you don’t think making your cast of characters largely white, straight men is a political choice, then i don’t know what you’re smoking.

because it is.

if making them women, making them poc, making them queer is a political move? then erasing those people from your cast is a hella political move. it’s called “i’m scared the crybaby white straight men of the world won’t thumbs-up me anymore” politics, and it’s bullshit, and it can go back to the belly of hell where it came from.

shenanigana

kaciart:

another-side-o-me:

Meet Clyde…

I don’t know what I was expecting

shenanigana
shenanigana:

Placerville is where I live. This fire, known as the King Fire, is currently about 11 or 12 miles from my house. This is actually near the southeastern border; I live to the southwest. According to Yubanet, which I’ve been following religiously for a week, it’s burned more than 80,000 acres and is only 10% contained. Despite living in the woods in California, I’ve never experienced a fire this close to home. My anxiety levels are in the red. It’s unlikely that it could ever get all the way down to us, but the almost 5,000 firefighters have had so much difficulty so far that it’s impossible not to contemplate the worst.
Last Sunday, I went with my sister, my mom, and two of my sister’s good friends (hi guys) to the Bridal Veil Falls day camping area, a gorgeous, tranquil spot on the American River a twenty-minute drive away that we visit as much as we can. It always makes me feel peaceful. I couldn’t be more glad we went when we did.
Yesterday fire crews burned part of it to ash while creating a preventative barrier. The rest may soon follow. Who knows how the winds will shift. I cried a little on the way to work yesterday.
Anyway, I don’t have anything new to say. Fires happen every year in California. So far it seems that only a few homes and other structures have burned, not that they should necessarily be discounted as minimal damage (and thousands of others remain threatened). I just felt like talking about it on Tumblr might help with this ball of worry and sadness in my chest.

Shenanigana is my sister and I second all of these sentiments. It is now 18% contained, which doesn&#8217;t sound like much but is more than the 5,500 firefighters have managed before now, so I&#8217;m trying to be optimistic. 

shenanigana:

Placerville is where I live. This fire, known as the King Fire, is currently about 11 or 12 miles from my house. This is actually near the southeastern border; I live to the southwest. According to Yubanet, which I’ve been following religiously for a week, it’s burned more than 80,000 acres and is only 10% contained. Despite living in the woods in California, I’ve never experienced a fire this close to home. My anxiety levels are in the red. It’s unlikely that it could ever get all the way down to us, but the almost 5,000 firefighters have had so much difficulty so far that it’s impossible not to contemplate the worst.

Last Sunday, I went with my sister, my mom, and two of my sister’s good friends (hi guys) to the Bridal Veil Falls day camping area, a gorgeous, tranquil spot on the American River a twenty-minute drive away that we visit as much as we can. It always makes me feel peaceful. I couldn’t be more glad we went when we did.

Yesterday fire crews burned part of it to ash while creating a preventative barrier. The rest may soon follow. Who knows how the winds will shift. I cried a little on the way to work yesterday.

Anyway, I don’t have anything new to say. Fires happen every year in California. So far it seems that only a few homes and other structures have burned, not that they should necessarily be discounted as minimal damage (and thousands of others remain threatened). I just felt like talking about it on Tumblr might help with this ball of worry and sadness in my chest.

Shenanigana is my sister and I second all of these sentiments. It is now 18% contained, which doesn’t sound like much but is more than the 5,500 firefighters have managed before now, so I’m trying to be optimistic.