Jess(i?e+)? or Hope (she/he/they, он/она)
icon by alohasushicore (picrew link)
multifandom, sfw blog (rare cases of #nsfw and #suggestive are tagged accordingly)
i draw, write (in Russian), animate things. creations are tagged as #babkart
black lives matter
Stuff to know
Hi! My URL is a Russian word for "grandmother", it also means an old Russian lady in general. The stress in this word is, according to the popular belief, fall on the first "a" - bAbushka. I chose it because I'm old in spirit! I do not yet have grandchildren, but you can be my grandchild.
You can address me as babushka, babka, Jess(i)(e), or Hope. I call myself "babka" on this blog but you shouldn't call other old Russian ladies "babka", it will be disrespectful. I use different pronouns for myself, but in most cases, I'm fine with "she".
Yes, I'm Russian. Yes, I'm white. No, I didn't hack your elections.
I operate my blogs almost exclusively on mobile. Waterfall is the social network I use the most. I like a lot of art posts, but I don't always get the chance to reblog them right away, since there is no fast reblog button and operating with tabs is difficult for me. Sorry in advance!
My blog is designed to be safe for minors to follow. It's SFW, and the rare cases of NSFW content are tagged accordingly. I don't usually follow people who are underage, since I am an adult.
I don't tend to have strong opinions on topics that I haven't heavily researched.
I don't ship/explore abusive/toxic ships/ship dynamics on this blog or any other blog, in case you were wondering.
I do also, in case you were wondering, consume media critically. Just because I post about something, it doesn't mean that I agree with everything the creator or their characters have ever said or done. I also don't "stan" anyone since my brain doesn't really work that way. I do appreciate a lot of things, though.
I've quite recently discovered that I'm mentally and chronically ill and it affects my life a lot. I am very new to this, and I vent on this blog - you can blacklist "#babka vents" and "#down with the sickness" if you don't want to read this stuff. I also have suicidal thoughts that I vent about too, so don't follow me if you aren't comfortable with this kind of stuff or blacklist #suicide mention too.
I tend to overreact in my vents. In case you are worried about me, you need to know that I am not currently in any danger/emergency. My situation is safe and I am relatively stable. In case I need any help from you, my followers, I will ask for it directly.
If anything about my blog, my tags, my icons, my URLs, my posts makes you uncomfortable, I would appreciate you talking to me first instead of just instantly blocking me. Of course, it's for you to decide, but I am open to conversation, and a lot of things about my blogs are totally negotiable, at least things as simple as URL/icon change. (Of course, I'm open to a polite conversation, not hate mail, preferably)
And, last but not the least, here's a DNI.
Please kindly don't interact with my posts if:
You are trans-exclusionary-anything
You are a radfem (I have a bad experience with those)
You believe in "transtrenders" and/or "bihets"
You identify as a "proud aphobe/panphobe", etc.
You will try to tell me that certain people are only allowed to use certain pronouns
You support Stalin (i hope no one here does. but still, just in case)
You excuse police brutality
You would make a callout post and then add k*w*f*rms as a "source" with "receipts"... (if you don't know what it is, great, you really shouldn't)
If you're a "fan" of real-life serial killers and try to bring your "interest" in them and your so-called "true crime community" to this site. I. WILL. END. YOU. This is my last warning.