Thursday, August 28, 2014

cocoaplum:

//continues to create new blogs I can’t keep up with

Soooo I really really want to improve my drawing of anatomy, so I decided to try to motivate myself with a weekly challenge of sorts, and also with organized tutorials and refs and such.

Anyways my point— I made a blog for it, so if anyone else would like to join me, please do!

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police brutality in Ferguson costs taxpayers millions.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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bathsabbath:

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left.  Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.

Also, maybe take a second and sign the petition to stop a giant Slip n’ slide from being built in Los Angeles. Priorities.

theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Retrace 97 - English Translation - Part Five (SPOILERS)

lilyginnyblack:

Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. And here is the last part, Part Five. I’ve included pictures for every page just like I have been doing for the other sections as well, so this post is also image heavy. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy! ^-^

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Retrace 97 - English Translation - Part Four (SPOILERS)

lilyginnyblack:

Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Part Four is under the Read More. This post, just like the previous ones, will contain pictures for every page and therefore be very image heavy. Anyway, please enjoy! : )

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Retrace 97 - English Translation - Part Three (SPOILERS)

lilyginnyblack:

Part One can be viewed here, Part Two here, and Part Three can be found under the Read More due to spoilers and lengths.

Edit: I originally forgot to include the pictures (><), BUT, I’ve edited the post now and they should be there! Sorry about that! ^^’

Once again, each page of this section will be posted in the translation so it will be a very image heavy post. Regardless, please do enjoy! : )

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simplexsomnium-rp:

❝ Just because this place is engulfed in light...doesn't mean there was never darkness. ❞

Welcome to simplexsomium, where the Pandora Hearts characters have assimilated into life as we know it. They are interspersed throughout the world and have never officially met. The point of this roleplay is for these characters to come together in the city Reveille (whether they’ve lived there all their lives or are just beginning to live there)—and form their bonds all over again. 
However…though the canon events have never taken place in this universe, the characters dream of them. Just who are they and what do they have to do with the Tragedy of Sablier? 
The paper on which this story is to be written is white and new. Where the story will go is up to you. 

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simplexsomnium-rp:

❝ Just because this place is engulfed in light...doesn't mean there was never darkness

Welcome to simplexsomium, where the Pandora Hearts characters have assimilated into life as we know it. They are interspersed throughout the world and have never officially met. The point of this roleplay is for these characters to come together in the city Reveille (whether they’ve lived there all their lives or are just beginning to live there)—and form their bonds all over again. 

However…though the canon events have never taken place in this universe, the characters dream of them. Just who are they and what do they have to do with the Tragedy of Sablier? 

The paper on which this story is to be written is white and new. Where the story will go is up to you. 

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Results + Masterlist

ph-fanfest:

Congratulations to Team Jury for winning this year’s Pandora Hearts Fanfest, and thank you all for competing. We hope you’ll compete again next year. 

Participants: 

Thank you for submitting. May the rest of your summer be wonderful!

It has been such fun working on Team Jury! Thanks to sealandish gugeta memxntomori cocoaplum justalovelywhalelord isleptpassnoon dragonflare137 heroic-plights slowmomason & witchesbutter for being PHantastic!! :DDDD

And thanks pluto-has-rights & Chase for putting the ph-fanfest together! I’d LOVE to see what happens next year ^^

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

(Source: needsmoarcat)