A Nicer Spin on It

It’s actually cold enough again that I’ll be able to snuggle under all the covers

it’s the little things

April 23 2014, 02:04 AM

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The Incredible Unkillable Asshole

bossuary:

I believe that the option to try, convict, and kill Knight Captain Cullen should be available in Dragon Age: Inquisition.  

It’s a common enough idea.  We see it applied to all sorts of NPCs and companions throughout the games, and even to characters who only appear in DLC.  It’s become the darkest of fandom jokes, darker still when the kill-ee has objectively done nothing to warrant such an extreme reaction.  

GOSH I wish I could just murderkill them!  It would feel so good.  So justifiable. And why not? The games are full of Nameless Bandit battles and late-night ambushes and only some of the time are we given the briefest of pauses in which to weigh whether we’d like to allow the less, shall we say, committed marauders to simply run away and reconsider their life choices.  

If you’re like me you don’t even bother to turn off the gore setting.  Your Warden/Hawke spends most of their cutscenes articulating wit and/or drama while spattered with enough blood to make Tarantino tumescent.

Point is, there’s plenty of death to go around without pulling up new victims from Thedas’ diminishing population.

But with Cullen, what I’m talking about is justice.

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April 22 2014, 10:33 PM

not feeling so hot so I’m going to livestream art for a while, and I’m so far planning on fiddling around with that Verve program which is really fucking hella cool, unless I get frustrated by how little I understand it lmao

just be warned that I might be swapping to tabs with references somewhat frequently, be really experimental, obvs mess up tons, listen to shitty music on repeat, etc

my livestream uou

April 22 2014, 06:43 PM

jaclcfrost:

characters that are incredibly loyal [pained noises] characters that are incredibly loyal to the point that that loyalty leads to their downfall [pained noises increase in volume and amount]

April 22 2014, 04:42 PM

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

April 22 2014, 04:30 PM

ellensama:

burntcandycorn:

littlebluecaboose:

cosmictuesdays:

frenchie-fries:

vergess:

boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.

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The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!

April 22 2014, 04:27 PM

April 22 2014, 04:01 PM

westindianheaux:

i was born in the right decade. the decade of the selfie and googling the answers to hard problems.

April 22 2014, 01:40 AM

thatssoproblematic:

caffeinatedfeminist:

Another friend is pregnant

There is something in the water. I am only drinking tea for a while then

I have some alarming news for you in regard to one of the main ingredients in tea.

April 22 2014, 01:30 AM

I don’t think poorly of people who like or reblog them or anything. You guys are free to enjoy what you like! uou
I mean, I get that there are legitimate criticisms of John Green and his writing and portions of nerd fighteria, I’m sure, just like any large community. But I guess it’s like a different post I saw go around - it feels like a fine line between mocking TFiOS and mocking the demographic that tends to read and adore it. That’s why the pervasiveness of it, and especially the large note accumulation meaning it’s probably being joked about across large swaths of community and not just those aware of the fine line, makes me kind of uncomfortable so I’ve considered blocking it, et cetera.
I’ve seen some hella funny ones though. Like the one about putting like on it and it’s a simile. Good English humor. 8D
I know there’s plenty of reasons to like them, dislike them, we all have our own tastes and such. So I’m glad you guys enjoy them, and I know most people who like them probably are just harmlessly enjoying it uwu

I don’t think poorly of people who like or reblog them or anything. You guys are free to enjoy what you like! uou

I mean, I get that there are legitimate criticisms of John Green and his writing and portions of nerd fighteria, I’m sure, just like any large community. But I guess it’s like a different post I saw go around - it feels like a fine line between mocking TFiOS and mocking the demographic that tends to read and adore it. That’s why the pervasiveness of it, and especially the large note accumulation meaning it’s probably being joked about across large swaths of community and not just those aware of the fine line, makes me kind of uncomfortable so I’ve considered blocking it, et cetera.

I’ve seen some hella funny ones though. Like the one about putting like on it and it’s a simile. Good English humor. 8D

I know there’s plenty of reasons to like them, dislike them, we all have our own tastes and such. So I’m glad you guys enjoy them, and I know most people who like them probably are just harmlessly enjoying it uwu

April 22 2014, 01:25 AM

sunsetdawn:

why is everyone suddenly shitting on TFiOS

like I get that it’s not perfect or anything but it’s still a good read and there’s no reason to shit on people for liking it

yeah the male lead may have pretentious moments but y’all can be ridiculous too, just take a breath and let people like things

I’ve honestly been considering blacklisting metaphor

I think it also has to do with general distaste for John Green in the sections of Tumblr I follow, and it’s suddenly exploded because the movie announcement or something?

April 21 2014, 10:28 PM

April 21 2014, 10:23 PM

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Today in web design class, my professor decided that a fun bonus point question to ask was “what is my middle name?” because he apparently keeps it very on the down low, and in the ensuing mass internet search of 20 kids, we unearthed his home address, domain info, phone, a lot of old articles, I think someone found tax info, an old nickname, and the best part: his old Myspace account

April 21 2014, 08:35 PM

April 21 2014, 04:00 PM