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11:48 pm - Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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songoharotto:

ghostanswers:

FUCK YES

There’s ‘black comedy’ and then there’s M*A*S*H.

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10:04 pm
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escl-ert:

everyone always has sad humanstuck karkats with no family
I PREFER KARKAT TO HAVE A BIG EXTENDED FAMILY WITH GOD FATHERS AND AUNTIES AND ANNOYING COUSIN KANKRI AND A LOUD LEGALLY BLIND CRAB MOM WHO SEWS SHIT INTO HIS CLOTHES AND ADOPTS ARADIA AFTER HER DAD DIED IN A FREAK ACCIDENT AND THEY HAVE A VERY LOUD HOUSE
WITH BIG MEALS AT DINNER THAT EVERYONE ATTENDS AND KARKAT HAS TO SCREECH ACROSS THE TABLE TO GET SOMEONE TO PASS THE SALT
AND KARKAT IS VERY SWEET AND GETS HIS MOM HER FAVORITE CANDIES ON HIS WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL AND PUTS THEM IN THE FREEZER CAUSE THAT’S THE WAY SHE LIKES THEM
AND THEN KARKAT BRINGS JOHN HOME AND ISN’T SURE IF HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKE HIM UNTIL HE DECIDES TO TRY AND OUTPLAY SLICK ON THEIR GRAND PIANO IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT TURNS INTO A PARTY
AND IT’S LIKE JOHN HAS BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME AND THEY LOVE HIM
AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GET MARRIED CRAB MOM DOES ALL THE HENNA DESIGNS ON KARKAT’S HANDS AND MAKES THESE SWEET HONEY DOUGH BALLS THAT ARE KARKAT’S FAVORITE
AND DURING JOHN’S SPEECH HE BASICALLY ADMITTED THAT WHEN HE MET KARKAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS
DID THE CARPET MATCH THE DRAPES
BECAUSE HE HAS THIS FIERCELY RED HAIR AND DARK SKIN
AND THEN MADE A FACE THAT COMEDIANS USE WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE ABOUT TO SAY SOME SHIT
AND SAID 
YOU BET YOUR ASS THEY DO
AND KARKAT’S FAMILY HAS HIDEOUS LAUGHTER IN THE AUDIENCE
KARKAT ALMOST DOESN’T KISS HIM AT THE ALTER FOR THAT ONE
HE WAS SO MAD

escl-ert:

everyone always has sad humanstuck karkats with no family

I PREFER KARKAT TO HAVE A BIG EXTENDED FAMILY WITH GOD FATHERS AND AUNTIES AND ANNOYING COUSIN KANKRI AND A LOUD LEGALLY BLIND CRAB MOM WHO SEWS SHIT INTO HIS CLOTHES AND ADOPTS ARADIA AFTER HER DAD DIED IN A FREAK ACCIDENT AND THEY HAVE A VERY LOUD HOUSE

WITH BIG MEALS AT DINNER THAT EVERYONE ATTENDS AND KARKAT HAS TO SCREECH ACROSS THE TABLE TO GET SOMEONE TO PASS THE SALT

AND KARKAT IS VERY SWEET AND GETS HIS MOM HER FAVORITE CANDIES ON HIS WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL AND PUTS THEM IN THE FREEZER CAUSE THAT’S THE WAY SHE LIKES THEM

AND THEN KARKAT BRINGS JOHN HOME AND ISN’T SURE IF HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKE HIM UNTIL HE DECIDES TO TRY AND OUTPLAY SLICK ON THEIR GRAND PIANO IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT TURNS INTO A PARTY

AND IT’S LIKE JOHN HAS BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME AND THEY LOVE HIM

AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GET MARRIED CRAB MOM DOES ALL THE HENNA DESIGNS ON KARKAT’S HANDS AND MAKES THESE SWEET HONEY DOUGH BALLS THAT ARE KARKAT’S FAVORITE

AND DURING JOHN’S SPEECH HE BASICALLY ADMITTED THAT WHEN HE MET KARKAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS

DID THE CARPET MATCH THE DRAPES

BECAUSE HE HAS THIS FIERCELY RED HAIR AND DARK SKIN

AND THEN MADE A FACE THAT COMEDIANS USE WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE ABOUT TO SAY SOME SHIT

AND SAID 

YOU BET YOUR ASS THEY DO

AND KARKAT’S FAMILY HAS HIDEOUS LAUGHTER IN THE AUDIENCE

KARKAT ALMOST DOESN’T KISS HIM AT THE ALTER FOR THAT ONE

HE WAS SO MAD

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8:41 pm
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Heeelp! Plastic Strip heater?

Does anyone in Toronto(ish) have a Acrylic/Plexiglass Strip Heater? I am in need of making some acrylic risers for Gen Con and while they’re not too pricey, shipping costs make them really not feasible. (And the $30 ones take too long to heat to be useful for multiple shelves)

7:27 pm
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yaexrae:

yaexrae:

I’ve finally gotten enough sequins stuck to my Elsa bodice to feel confident in the way these thing look, so I’m now listing bundles of my custom-made sequins on Etsy.  I’ve already posted a lot of information on how I made these and where to get the materials, but if you’d like them without importing sequin film or buying a computerized paper cutter, they can be yours!

Click here to visit my shop!

Okay, so someone bought all but one of the listings I had posted less than 24 hours after they had gone online, and I’m currently working on getting that order filled.

The thing I’m wondering is: are there more people who would be interested in ordering these?  The issue is that due to basically being cleaned out, I only have enough sequin film to make about half as many sequins as would be needed for an adult-sized bodice.  I can order more sequin film and probably get enough to make 4-5 more bodice’s worth, but shipping costs make it stupidly expensive to import and I would need people interested in ordering to justify the expense.

Basically I’m wondering if anyone still has interest in me listing more of these for sale.  Let me know if you do!

If people ARE interested, get them to put a down payment before you place the order? That will keep you from ordering and then getting burned.

Also, signal boost these are hella rad.

5:40 pm
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We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.
3:20 pm
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Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn’t ask the question: What was Aragorn’s tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren’t gone – they’re in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles?

George R. R. Martin (hat tip: Alex Tabarrok)

Fans: How/why do the winters and summers in Westeros last so long; wouldn’t that cause environmental problems?

GRRM: IDK, MAGIC.

-J

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also, completely different climate conditions somehow producing medieval-ish european society, what.

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Last night my housemate and I were trying to figure out how much time has passed in the GoT TV series and were totally stumped. On the one hand, season 1 is definitely at least a year because Daeneerys has enough time to give birth. Also, she travels a really long distance between seasons 2 and 4, meaning… a lot of time…?? But then in seasno 4, despite the fact that we’ve seen enough time pass for an entire royal wedding to be planned and Jon Snow to recover from multiple arrow wounds, the White Walkers still haven’t arrived at the wall, when at the end of season 3 they seemed to be about half a mile away.

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Why, in an environs with such ridiculously long and brutal winters, is there not more subterranean dwelling? The medieval-esque European-esque cities are drawn from cultures that endured milder
winters, they wouldn’t last eight minutes, let alone 8,000 years. Do the winters affect cities across the Narrow Sea, or are they just Magically Forever Desert? And how is it that their culture has stagnated for EIGHT. THOUSAND. YEARS? We managed to shit out electricity after only 5,000 years or so, how is Westeros perpetually stuck in The Vaguely Middle Ages? Wouldn’t some enterprising Westerosi have developed things like interior heating, maybe some hydroponic growing systems so that winter was actually survivable? For fuck’s sakes, the Minoans developed PLUMBING, and they were rocking out back in the 3,000s BC.

Plus, in a setting with multi-year winters, wouldn’t their entire way of life have developed into a super hardcore agricultural society with the mother of all storage systems? Fuck these little peasant farms, if they were going to live past a generation or two, they would have to have enormous agricultural setups, as well as highly polished storage systems, well beyond a basic medieval capacity, given that whatever they grew over the summer would have to LITERALLY LAST THEM FOR YEARS.

If anything, a huge, opulent monarchy wouldn’t have lasted for eight thousand years, because if history has taught us anything, it’s that you get, at best, sixty to seventy years of hungry peasants before they start revolting. How are there not more peasant uprisings? How have these asshole lords managed to stay in power, given that the peasants could literally starve the fuckers out.  You’re telling me that during the long, cold, harsh winters, some enterprising farmer wouldn’t just add some fallowed rye into his tarrif, and suddenly BAM, hello democracy?

ALSO, the wildlife. Again, Earth-analogous animals would not be present, or at least those which live in temperate European climates. Anything that hibernated would have evolved to store massive fat deposits, again, to last several years, or else would probably not hibernate, but emerge to hunt in the winter.

Tolkien didn’t ask about Aragorn’s tax policies because 1) It didn’t matter to the story, and 2) He’d probably figured it out, but was smart enough to not feel like he needed to write several pages about it in order to feel good about how “authentic” and “realistic” his world was.

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Additionally, from what I remember (I noped out in book three, which was admittedly a long time ago, so I might be wrong), ‘summer’ had multiple harvests — that is, crops were on the same cycle that they are in temperate zones on Earth. They grew to maturity in three to four months, and were harvested, and then another round of planting was done. So in theory, enough grain, etc. was saved from each harvest during the multi-year summer that the cumulatory saved grain would last through the multi-year winter.

Except that makes no evolutionary sense. Temperate crops ripen precisely because winter is coming; ripening is triggered by autumn. If you only have one transition from summer to winter, you only get one ripening. If you have one really long autumn, theoretically you’d get one really long ripening period, which is what would be needed for plants and animals to survive a multi-year winter anyway. You’re not going to get germination (spring), growth (summer), and ripening (autumn) in the same season if you have temperate-zone plants.

(Not to mention the problem of defining ‘years’ when you have no consistent seasons; even equatorial cultures on Earth have a wet season and a dry season that allows for a regular demarcation of time. A ‘multi-year winter’ is something of a contradiction in terms.)

Another completely illogical thing is that ‘north of the Wall’ is shown as being covered in snow — in the summer. If it’s covered in snow in the summer, then nothing can grow there. Ever. We have an example of a place that is covered in snow year-round on Earth, it’s called Antarctica. And nothing grows there. Ever. You can’t have humans, trees, deer, whatever surviving independently north of the Wall if it doesn’t have, at a minimum, an arctic spring and summer. Also you don’t get trees because of permafrost. You don’t get a successful human civilization and a giant wall made out of ice that lasts through a multi-year summer in the same place.

And the Night’s Watch really, really needs to start wearing hats. Does magic prevent frostbite?

I am completely fine with GRRM saying, ‘idk, just go with it, that’s not the point I’m trying to make’ when it comes to world-building, because I don’t think authors need to have a completely logically consistent universe when the illogical things aren’t relevant to the point they’re trying to make. But said authors can’t throw stones when other authors also have illogical parts of their worlds when those parts aren’t relevant to the point that those authors are trying to make.

Also, for the record, Tolkien did indeed discuss what happened after the main story ended in LotR: Gondor and Rohan ended up engaged in multiple wars with the remnants of Sauron’s armies for several generations. It was unpleasant, but there was no genocide. Eventually peace was hammered out between Gondor, Rohan, and the eastern countries that had sworn allegiance to Sauron. In fact, he even said that in a couple generations, it was ‘hip’ for young Gondorians to pretend to be orcs, because they didn’t understand the sacrifices their grandparents had made, young people these days, etc., etc. So I’ll say the same thing to GRRM that I’d say to Phillip Pullman: just because you didn’t read it doesn’t mean Tolkien didn’t write it.

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6:42 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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mxtori:

businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

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5:40 pm
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Q: If i have no experience with marvel comics, where should i start or what do you recommend? (I feel like i should know more about the characters in marvel instead of just mcu tbh)
Anonymous

americachavez:

right so I’ve been asked this question a few times and there’s many, many mANY ways to respond and I’m never quite sure how to because it depends on what you’re interested in!!! but if you’re interested in the mcu, you’re in luck, because lately marvel has been skewing more towards the avengers side of their universe, rather than the x-men. it’s also great for me, since I don’t really read x-men comics and thus don’t have to care about how shitty the movies are.

also I just started reading comics about 2 years ago, so I know what it’s like trying to get into comics and feeling like a lost baby duck, adrift in an ocean filled with horrible art and laughably offensive writing. SO I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU AS BEST I CAN HERE WE GO

↳ movie avengers

*the current solo series for both captain america and iron man are terrible and not at all what I would recommend for new readers. or any readers. no one should have to read this shit, not even the editors. I’m not actually sure any of the editors are reading these tbh. anyways. stay clear of both these titles, they aren’t worth spending money or time on.

↳ current titles that are good intros to the greater marvel universe

(note: some of these recently relaunched with new #1s. just think of it like a new season of a tv series I guess? it picks up where the last one left off)

*ultimate spider-man takes place in a different continuity of marvel comics. it’s literally a different universe. the spider-man there was originally peter parker just like in the regular marvel comics, but he was killed in the line of duty. after his death, a new spider-man named miles morales was introduced, and this is where the “black spider-man” you may have seen or heard of comes from. while the greater ultimates universe is…not exactly what I’d recommend for new readers, miles’ book is easy to follow along and a much better spider-man series than the one that has been happening in the main comics for a while.

↳ older, completed titles that are new-reader friendly

  • and last but not least, avengers vol 1vol 3vol 4this is a little different because honestly I recommend reading avengers from the very beginning. it is a trip, lemme tell you. vol 1 spans the 60s, 70s, and 80s and is quite a lot to tackle but it’s so entertaining. I’d skip over avengers vol 2, though, since it’s filled with rob liefeld art and VERY 90S WRITING. avengers vol 3 has some questionable art as well but it improves quickly, and the writing is worth it. (I’d also recommend west coast avengers, which is not on comixology unfortunately, but SHOULD BE. what happens is towards the later part of avengers vol 1, everyone becomes too dysfunctional to work together and half of them leave for california and they spend a lot of the time mad at each other and it’s gr99999). anyways, the point is that imho, the avengers title up until the end of vol 3 is actually better to read in chronological order. there’s not a million crossovers or events disrupting the general flow of the story, so you can power through the majority of the team’s history pretty easily.

ANYWAYS I HOPE THIS HELPS I KNOW IT’S A LOT BUT YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE GOOD LUCK

3:20 pm
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motherfuckingsassmaster:

things that people shit all over

  • ballet
  • cheerleading
  • color guard

things that are really fucking difficult

  • ballet
  • cheerleading
  • color guard

things that are predominantly female

  • ballet
  • cheerleading
  • color guard

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9:27 pm - Sun, Jul 20, 2014
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Survived Con Bravo!

Great times had! There was a ball pit! The booth did AMAZINGLY well, we raised 1500 for charity and I am super proud of us! My dress went over super well, and my random decision  to wear Adventure TIme leggings met with a surprising amount of compliments. My panel on Thermoplastics went over very well and I’m excited to do more, and overall I saw people and had a good time. Only had one bad moment of crashing, and thankfuklly I could take a moment to chill and my body settled, and otherwise I ate and stayed hydrated and enjoyed myself.

Also, most expensive con I’ve gone to in a while. I bought a $50 Figma Link, which I am ALREADY ECSTATIC WITH dude a great decision, I bought a custom stein from Red Moon that has the Shinra Logo YAY! and I… bought a new camera bag.

So: I;ve been using a sewing machine case for my camera bag for the last 5 or so years. It was a better option for my amount of gear I carried than a backpack, especially with my physical issues. But I’ve never been able to replace it, because this one was hard sided all around,. and all the cases I’ve seen since then have been soft sided- so I can’t balance things on top of them.

My case is so old that the bottom is starting to split, and the wheels are rusting. On the way to con, it was squeaking as it wheeled along. It was enough that I told myself/it - just one more con, just this con, please, and then I’ll retire you I promise, PLEASE don’t fall apart at con!

Randomly, my ride to con needed to stop at Fabricland. There was a Henry’s next door, randomly, so I stuck my head in.

And they had a lowpro wheeled bag, retail for $250, for $139.

So I have a new bag! ANd FULL it weighs less than my previous bag did empty. It wheels so nicely! And has BIG WHEELS! I am so HAPPY!

(I also got to play with a friend’s 24-70l lens and oh no I want it its just SO EXPENSIVE I don’t have 1400 just hanging around wahhhhh/cries

So thats my con! Awesome to see those f you I did, sorry I missed those of you I missed. Now, I need to get home and sleep forever.

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