but the bottom right right though

anonymous asked:

I think it's really unfair to give this kind of information about "Erza and Jellal propably kiss" ! I mean it does not happen ?! They did not even kissed ! Why the FT monthly magazine publish this false information ? (it's just for the pleasure of the fans) ? Aside you have a great blog and you did a wonderful work, thank you !

Thank you for enjoying my blog!

I disagree that this is false information however. The magazine has stated that time came from volume 31, and this is the scene in question:

It’s specifically from chapter 264. And the description from the FT wiki:

Landing heavily at the bottom of the hill, Jellal is shocked to see that he fell atop Erza, though quickly composes himself and tells her that, as always, she is right. She responds that she’s not trying to be right, only that is is trying to live her life to its fullest; saddened, Erza begins to cry, reaching for Jellal’s face as she states that she never believed she’d see him again. Leaning in towards each other, the two remember all of their past events together from childhood to the Nirvana incident, though, just as they kiss, Jellal pushes Erza away, claiming he has a fiancée.

Indeed, from this panel, it looks like they kissed, but no one can say for sure. Which is why the FT magazine wrote “both of them SEEMED to have kissed”. They’re not wrong because they never claimed that Jerza really kissed. All they are saying that from the panel in the manga, it LOOKS LIKE they MIGHT have kissed.

Some of the things written in the FT magazine might reflect opinions of the writer, but they will not intentionally write false information. Whenever something important is mentioned, there is always a reference back to the volume the information came from so that readers can look it up if they want to. Why would the staff want to give false information anyway?! It would just hurt Mashima-sensei’s reputation and reflect badly on them.

I’m beginning to hate being on the bottom level of my apartment complex. The neighbor to the left has a noisy dog that will NOT SHUT UP. The neighbors above me apparently have a new drum set or go around stomping constantly because damn they’re loud. The neighbors on the right have a toddler. The toddler on the right though is the quietest of them. She only cries when she’s upset. I can’t fault her for that. The other two though….

  • ahhhh so this little baby is stella lipton and she is in FUTURE GEN
  • she was raised in the same orphanage as tristram was and so she likes to love on him whenever she can
  • she was literally abandoned when she was younger and has no recollection of her parents BUT instead of getting all down about it, she’s determined to try and get to the bottom of it and find out what happened
  • uhh good luck bae
  • mystery novels are her shit
  • in fact any novel is her shit she’s a little bookworm (i’m in a very bookish phase right now so blame this on that)
  • she’s very nosey and asks a lot of questions so good thing she wants to be an investigative journalist
  • she’s stuck doing columns right now though and the pay is shitty so she splits her time between that and working at a little ice cream parlour
  • tris gets free sundaes
  • she’s painfully girly
  • disney movies, cute dresses, braids and bath bombs are her life
  • but if anyone ever called her out on that she’d set them straight bc she hates when women are shamed for liking the things they like
  • she’s definitely an optimist but kind of in a deluded way??
  • for example, she was given a book of fairytales for her birthday when she was younger and she became convinced that it was actually from her parents no matter how much anyone tried to gently tell her otherwise
  • she just likes to see the best in situations but understands that it’s not as easy with people because it’s inevitable that people are going to hurt you somewhere down the line even if they don’t mean it
  • so i guess some people might think she’s frustrating or even a bit of an oddity but she very much tries to keep herself as grounded as possible, it just doesn’t work out like that a lot of the time
  • when meeting you she’ll probably ask a ton of personal questions because she’s yet to figure out how to ease into that sort of thing
  • she’s very open and honest herself though you can ask her anything and nine times out of ten she’ll give you a truthful answer
  • lol so serge’s band are her fave band in the world and it’s a v important point that i needed to make, she’s a little fangirl but again she’ll never let you shame her for that
  • do the plotty thing :)
Love Me Harder | Puckleberry
  • TAGGING: Noah Puckerman and Rachel Berry.
  • LOCATION: Puck and Rachel’s apartment.
  • TIME FRAME: Thursday, February 12th, 2015.
  • GENERAL NOTES: Rachel decides that she’s finally ready to have sex with Puck.

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Abbot’s First Pie

Well, today has been agood day at the Monastery today. We had our Divine Liturgy this morning on Death to This World, which was actually a really neat Sermon by our very own ArchAbbot Fr. Michael. Then after that, we had a private BBQ and to top that off, I made my very first pie today almost entirely from scratch.

The crust was one of those just add water gizmos from the store and the blueberry pie  filling was already canned, but actually rolling the crust to the right size and thickness was a total nightmare. I had to roll the bottom crust three times before I figured out the right amount of flour to use on the cutting board. It was a good experience though, and at least I am capable of baking. LOL

This rather awesome pie, or so all the other monks say it is, was even approved by Maxx, our mascot. ;)

- NOTICE!!! -

*GRABS THE MEGAPHONE AND TURNS IT ON* 

ATTENTION, MUTUALS! THIS IS A POST WHERE YOU PRESS THE HEART

ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER  FOR A STARTER, LONG OR SHORT, ANY VERSE, IT DEPENDS!
IF YOU DO PRESS THE HEART AND HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO DROP AN ASK!
I DON’T CARE IF WE’RE MUTUALS AND WE NEVER TALK, EVEN THOUGH WE’RE IN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FANDOMS. I’VE BEEN BORED FOR A FEW WEEKS AND APOLLO NEEDS TO TAKE A BREATHER. THIS SILENCE BETWEEN US HAS TO STOP RIGHT NOW!
THIS IS ALY SPEAKING AND I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK.

*TURNS OFF THE MEGAPHONE*

scorpiofrank asked:

paramore, fall out boy, the front bottoms :)

fall out boy: what motivates you?

I don’t know really, it’s hard to motivate me, but when I get motivated (by seemingly random things) it takes a while for me to stop.

paramore: how do you choose what to listen to?

tbh it’s mostly friend recommendations and things I really really liked on the radio (when I actually listen to it)

the front bottoms: describe your current mental state

rn, I’m at peace. earlier today I was utter shit though, close to crying right there in the room with my parents. had to fake yawn and everything. right now I’m good though, reading happy fanfiction and listening to my jams

send me bands from here

I tell you what’s frustrating about being a Nintendo gamer trying to play games on an Xbox. THE GODDAMN BUTTONS ARE FLIPPED AND IT IS HELL THAT’S WHAT

In the short time I’ve been playing Skyrim, I have pushed X and accidentally dropped items, pushed Start trying to open the inventory that opens with B, and Y is nowhere near the button that confirms everything you want to do. Jump buttons are always at the bottom and I always end up hitting B while trying to continue a conversation only to wonder why it’s not proceeding. On the Wii U Gamepad, there are “left bumpers” and “right bumpers” but I haven’t played a game where I’ve need to use them, and even though they’re the equivalent of PS systems’ R1 and L1 buttons, the ones on the Xbox controller DON’T FEEL RIGHT so I end up pushing the triggers when I need to sprint or do whatever the fuck else and I’m like wai

I’ve had to look down at my controller to see what buttons I’m supposed to be pushing beCAUSE SATAN SAID SWITCH THE ORDERS OF THE BUTTONS ON NINTENDO AND XBOX CONTROLLERS

And the other thing is that if this was a PS3 game, I’d be totally fine with it. Before I had any Nintendo systems, I played on a PS1, and I got a PS2 a couple years ago. Those controllers feel the same to me even though the buttons are laid out different just because I’ve been playing them both for so long. I swear, when I find myself wanting to buy games that can be played on 360 and PS3, I’m definitely getting the PS3 versions whenever I acquire the system because looking down at your controller to press a specific button and accidentally dying by pushing the wrong buttons is ILLEGAL and HUMILIATING

A Guide to Choosing the Best e-Commerce Platform

After all, e-Commerce accounts for several hundred billions of dollars in revenue each year in North America alone. E-Commerce is a great way to expand your customer base and multiply sales, but one FAQ when taking on a new e-Commerce project has always been: How do we know which platform is right for our business?

Finding the right match will affect everything from user experience to reporting and, ultimately, your bottom line. An e-Commerce store is an investment, so choosing a scalable, flexible and secure platform from Day 1 is important. Make sure not to tread too lightly on the choice you make. Not to worry though, we’re here to help get you started! In order to introduce you to the landscape of e-Commerce platforms, we’ve written a brief breakdown of some of the top platforms available, from the simplest to the most complex. Let’s have a look:

OpenCart

OpenCart is a PHP- and MySQL-based platform that’s basically ready to go right out of the box. Its design is simple and great for businesses that are just starting out in the e-Commerce world. While the open source platform lacks bells and whistles that larger platforms offer, OpenCart’s simplicity and intuitiveness can be invaluable for small business owners and managers. It easily integrates with several popular payment gateways, such as PayPal, 2Checkout, WorldPay, SagePay and more. The price tag is right for small businesses, as use is free and development costs are low. Note that you may need to budget for extensions and add-ons as you expand. OpenCart is also self-hosted rather than subscription-based, so security updates are up to you. In all, OpenCart is certainly more basic than some of your other options, and lacks customer and technical support.

It’s the right platform for you if: you’re launching a new e-Commerce startup with a limited number of products and a small budget, but you either have some technical expertise or have someone on-hand that does.

Stores run on OpenCart: British Red Cross, Cellside

SHOPIFY

Shopify has come to be one of the most progressive, intuitive and aesthetically appealing e-Commerce platforms on the market; It’s also just hit over 150,000 users. The SaaS (Software as a Service) offers several levels of service and functionality that fit an array of business needs. Pricing ranges from a simple starter package of $14 per month to unlimited storage, products and bandwidth for $179 per month (or higher if you’re Enterprise-level). One pricing benefit is that credit card processing is included in Shopify’s flat monthly cost, making it easier to predict variable costs – it also means you don’t have the headache of setting up PayPal or Stripe. Despite the fact that many large businesses (like Gatorade and Tesla Motors) use its Enterprise version, the software is mainly suited for small-to-medium retail businesses. Another major value-add is Shopify’s in-store Point of Sale system that allows you to accept credit cards in person.

While there are tons of apps and add-ons available to help with day-to-day business needs, they can start to get very costly very quickly. Shopify stores already come hosted which is a big time-saver, and also pretty much guarantees security, however, it also means that the ability to custom-tailor your store is very limited.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re running a simple small-to-medium sized store, you have little technical knowledge, or if you have a brick-and-mortar store that could benefit from syncing online & offline POS systems.

Stores that run on Shopify: Paragon Fitness, Natalie Waldman Jewelry, Pencil by 53

WOOCOMMERCE

Brought to you by the makers of WordPress, WooCommerce is another free platform with the opportunity to install add-ons. Similar to OpenCart, WooCommerce handles all the basics such as customer accounts, local taxes, shipping, reports and more all in one program, and is great for small-to-medium businesses. Not only is it super flexible and customizable from a development standpoint, but it can help get your store up in no time. Especially for those that have experience with managing a WordPress website, WooCommerce will be a walk in the park. As you may have guessed, it can only be installed on WordPress websites, so make sure WordPress is the right CMS for you first.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to run an e-Commerce store on a small-to-medium budget and have a developer or technical team by your side.

Stores that run on WooCommerce: Copy Hackers, Bright Watches, Gourmet of the Day (Coming soon!)

VOLUSION

Volusion is another e-Commerce platform not to be forgotten. Although they may not have the same household-name status as Shopify, they have been around since 1999. The pricing plans are designed to be flexible enough to help your store expand from a basic e-mom-and-pop of under 100 products to an unlimited quantity of items and the ability to do more. Where Volusion excels is in the areas of marketing add-ons and support. The platform can, for example, help you run email campaigns, issue gift certificates or organize promotional events; The trouble, however, is that many of the crucial features are only available to higher price-tiers. For an added cost, it can become an e-Commerce one-stop-shop, but lower tiers may feel a little excluded. All around, between the simple UI, the multitude of added features, and the integration with all major social networks, this is one of the best options on the market.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re a growth-oriented company, perhaps already established in the brick-and-mortar world and looking for new revenue streams online. Also consider Volusion if your marketing strategy is heavily social media-oriented.

Stores run on Volusion: All Dog Boots, The Native State Jewelry, Elaine Turner

BIGCOMMERCE

Just like Shopify and Volusion, Bigcommerce already comes with hosting, so security won’t be a worry for you. One wonderful thing about Bigcommerce is that it comes pre-loaded with useful apps and tools from big names like MailChimp that they know will come in handy for companies in the e-Commerce world. The range of analytics offered to store owners and marketers alike are impressive as well, and with a very intuitive UI, owners can conduct a pulse-check at first glance. As for the technical side of things, Bigcommerce makes it easy to view and maintain code at any time, so it’s fairly easy to keep up without having to constantly call for help. Something else we love about Bigcommerce is that they are in touch with the mobile-first mentality. The company recently release BigCommerce Next, which is not only completely outfitted for m-Commerce, but also does the job of educating users on mobile best practices and how-to’s.

The downside with Bigcommerce is that they tend to have a very sneaky pricing plan, which basically means while the base fee seems reasonable at $29.95/month, add-ons and extra features can happen pretty quickly – and don’t forget Bigcommerce does skim a percentage off of all sales.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to invest in an overall e-Commerce solution with lots of add-ons and digital marketing capabilities, but are less concerned about budget restrictions. If you think mobile will be a major driver for sales, Bigcommerce is definitely a good option.

Stores that run on Bigcommerce: Torie & Howard, 3×1 Clothing, Dinosaur Designs

MAGENTO

Alas, Magento. The mammoth of the e-Commerce world, Magento is by far the most complex platform available. While the company offers a free “Community” version, costs to develop and customize a Magento store are much higher, not to mention the costly server and maintenance requirements. Magento has three levels of service, designed for different-sized businesses. Magento Go is the most ready to go, as the name would suggest, and is priced for small business. Magento Community is free (although you’ll still have to pay for hosting) and is designed for medium-sized businesses. Magento Enterprise is the giant, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Depending on functional requirements, its price tag can be $50,000 per year and upwards. That said, Magento Enterprise supports online stores for Samsung, Ford, Nike, and other global brands.

It’s the right platform for you if: If your online business needs are unique, or if your business handles high sales volumes, then Magento may be the right solution. However, don’t wade in alone – make sure you have an experienced tech team who has experience with Magento.

Stores that run on Magento: Christian Louboutin, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fiji Water

Over the past two decades e-Commerce has revolutionized the world of business, and has enabled small companies to easily and rapidly expand customer bases. Not surprisingly, hundreds of competing platforms have appeared over the years, each vying to provide superior sales tools to the masses. Before investing in a platform for your online storefront, we recommend you consult with a web development specialist to ensure your store is both flexible and scalable for years to come.



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A Guide to Choosing the Best e-Commerce Platform

After all, e-Commerce accounts for several hundred billions of dollars in revenue each year in North America alone. E-Commerce is a great way to expand your customer base and multiply sales, but one FAQ when taking on a new e-Commerce project has always been: How do we know which platform is right for our business?

Finding the right match will affect everything from user experience to reporting and, ultimately, your bottom line. An e-Commerce store is an investment, so choosing a scalable, flexible and secure platform from Day 1 is important. Make sure not to tread too lightly on the choice you make. Not to worry though, we’re here to help get you started! In order to introduce you to the landscape of e-Commerce platforms, we’ve written a brief breakdown of some of the top platforms available, from the simplest to the most complex. Let’s have a look:

OpenCart

OpenCart is a PHP- and MySQL-based platform that’s basically ready to go right out of the box. Its design is simple and great for businesses that are just starting out in the e-Commerce world. While the open source platform lacks bells and whistles that larger platforms offer, OpenCart’s simplicity and intuitiveness can be invaluable for small business owners and managers. It easily integrates with several popular payment gateways, such as PayPal, 2Checkout, WorldPay, SagePay and more. The price tag is right for small businesses, as use is free and development costs are low. Note that you may need to budget for extensions and add-ons as you expand. OpenCart is also self-hosted rather than subscription-based, so security updates are up to you. In all, OpenCart is certainly more basic than some of your other options, and lacks customer and technical support.

It’s the right platform for you if: you’re launching a new e-Commerce startup with a limited number of products and a small budget, but you either have some technical expertise or have someone on-hand that does.

Stores run on OpenCart: British Red Cross, Cellside

SHOPIFY

Shopify has come to be one of the most progressive, intuitive and aesthetically appealing e-Commerce platforms on the market; It’s also just hit over 150,000 users. The SaaS (Software as a Service) offers several levels of service and functionality that fit an array of business needs. Pricing ranges from a simple starter package of $14 per month to unlimited storage, products and bandwidth for $179 per month (or higher if you’re Enterprise-level). One pricing benefit is that credit card processing is included in Shopify’s flat monthly cost, making it easier to predict variable costs – it also means you don’t have the headache of setting up PayPal or Stripe. Despite the fact that many large businesses (like Gatorade and Tesla Motors) use its Enterprise version, the software is mainly suited for small-to-medium retail businesses. Another major value-add is Shopify’s in-store Point of Sale system that allows you to accept credit cards in person.

While there are tons of apps and add-ons available to help with day-to-day business needs, they can start to get very costly very quickly. Shopify stores already come hosted which is a big time-saver, and also pretty much guarantees security, however, it also means that the ability to custom-tailor your store is very limited.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re running a simple small-to-medium sized store, you have little technical knowledge, or if you have a brick-and-mortar store that could benefit from syncing online & offline POS systems.

Stores that run on Shopify: Paragon Fitness, Natalie Waldman Jewelry, Pencil by 53

WOOCOMMERCE

Brought to you by the makers of WordPress, WooCommerce is another free platform with the opportunity to install add-ons. Similar to OpenCart, WooCommerce handles all the basics such as customer accounts, local taxes, shipping, reports and more all in one program, and is great for small-to-medium businesses. Not only is it super flexible and customizable from a development standpoint, but it can help get your store up in no time. Especially for those that have experience with managing a WordPress website, WooCommerce will be a walk in the park. As you may have guessed, it can only be installed on WordPress websites, so make sure WordPress is the right CMS for you first.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to run an e-Commerce store on a small-to-medium budget and have a developer or technical team by your side.

Stores that run on WooCommerce: Copy Hackers, Bright Watches, Gourmet of the Day (Coming soon!)

VOLUSION

Volusion is another e-Commerce platform not to be forgotten. Although they may not have the same household-name status as Shopify, they have been around since 1999. The pricing plans are designed to be flexible enough to help your store expand from a basic e-mom-and-pop of under 100 products to an unlimited quantity of items and the ability to do more. Where Volusion excels is in the areas of marketing add-ons and support. The platform can, for example, help you run email campaigns, issue gift certificates or organize promotional events; The trouble, however, is that many of the crucial features are only available to higher price-tiers. For an added cost, it can become an e-Commerce one-stop-shop, but lower tiers may feel a little excluded. All around, between the simple UI, the multitude of added features, and the integration with all major social networks, this is one of the best options on the market.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re a growth-oriented company, perhaps already established in the brick-and-mortar world and looking for new revenue streams online. Also consider Volusion if your marketing strategy is heavily social media-oriented.

Stores run on Volusion: All Dog Boots, The Native State Jewelry, Elaine Turner

BIGCOMMERCE

Just like Shopify and Volusion, Bigcommerce already comes with hosting, so security won’t be a worry for you. One wonderful thing about Bigcommerce is that it comes pre-loaded with useful apps and tools from big names like MailChimp that they know will come in handy for companies in the e-Commerce world. The range of analytics offered to store owners and marketers alike are impressive as well, and with a very intuitive UI, owners can conduct a pulse-check at first glance. As for the technical side of things, Bigcommerce makes it easy to view and maintain code at any time, so it’s fairly easy to keep up without having to constantly call for help. Something else we love about Bigcommerce is that they are in touch with the mobile-first mentality. The company recently release BigCommerce Next, which is not only completely outfitted for m-Commerce, but also does the job of educating users on mobile best practices and how-to’s.

The downside with Bigcommerce is that they tend to have a very sneaky pricing plan, which basically means while the base fee seems reasonable at $29.95/month, add-ons and extra features can happen pretty quickly – and don’t forget Bigcommerce does skim a percentage off of all sales.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to invest in an overall e-Commerce solution with lots of add-ons and digital marketing capabilities, but are less concerned about budget restrictions. If you think mobile will be a major driver for sales, Bigcommerce is definitely a good option.

Stores that run on Bigcommerce: Torie & Howard, 3×1 Clothing, Dinosaur Designs

MAGENTO

Alas, Magento. The mammoth of the e-Commerce world, Magento is by far the most complex platform available. While the company offers a free “Community” version, costs to develop and customize a Magento store are much higher, not to mention the costly server and maintenance requirements. Magento has three levels of service, designed for different-sized businesses. Magento Go is the most ready to go, as the name would suggest, and is priced for small business. Magento Community is free (although you’ll still have to pay for hosting) and is designed for medium-sized businesses. Magento Enterprise is the giant, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Depending on functional requirements, its price tag can be $50,000 per year and upwards. That said, Magento Enterprise supports online stores for Samsung, Ford, Nike, and other global brands.

It’s the right platform for you if: If your online business needs are unique, or if your business handles high sales volumes, then Magento may be the right solution. However, don’t wade in alone – make sure you have an experienced tech team who has experience with Magento.

Stores that run on Magento: Christian Louboutin, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fiji Water

Over the past two decades e-Commerce has revolutionized the world of business, and has enabled small companies to easily and rapidly expand customer bases. Not surprisingly, hundreds of competing platforms have appeared over the years, each vying to provide superior sales tools to the masses. Before investing in a platform for your online storefront, we recommend you consult with a web development specialist to ensure your store is both flexible and scalable for years to come.



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A Guide to Choosing the Best e-Commerce Platform

After all, e-Commerce accounts for several hundred billions of dollars in revenue each year in North America alone. E-Commerce is a great way to expand your customer base and multiply sales, but one FAQ when taking on a new e-Commerce project has always been: How do we know which platform is right for our business?

Finding the right match will affect everything from user experience to reporting and, ultimately, your bottom line. An e-Commerce store is an investment, so choosing a scalable, flexible and secure platform from Day 1 is important. Make sure not to tread too lightly on the choice you make. Not to worry though, we’re here to help get you started! In order to introduce you to the landscape of e-Commerce platforms, we’ve written a brief breakdown of some of the top platforms available, from the simplest to the most complex. Let’s have a look:

OpenCart

OpenCart is a PHP- and MySQL-based platform that’s basically ready to go right out of the box. Its design is simple and great for businesses that are just starting out in the e-Commerce world. While the open source platform lacks bells and whistles that larger platforms offer, OpenCart’s simplicity and intuitiveness can be invaluable for small business owners and managers. It easily integrates with several popular payment gateways, such as PayPal, 2Checkout, WorldPay, SagePay and more. The price tag is right for small businesses, as use is free and development costs are low. Note that you may need to budget for extensions and add-ons as you expand. OpenCart is also self-hosted rather than subscription-based, so security updates are up to you. In all, OpenCart is certainly more basic than some of your other options, and lacks customer and technical support.

It’s the right platform for you if: you’re launching a new e-Commerce startup with a limited number of products and a small budget, but you either have some technical expertise or have someone on-hand that does.

Stores run on OpenCart: British Red Cross, Cellside

SHOPIFY

Shopify has come to be one of the most progressive, intuitive and aesthetically appealing e-Commerce platforms on the market; It’s also just hit over 150,000 users. The SaaS (Software as a Service) offers several levels of service and functionality that fit an array of business needs. Pricing ranges from a simple starter package of $14 per month to unlimited storage, products and bandwidth for $179 per month (or higher if you’re Enterprise-level). One pricing benefit is that credit card processing is included in Shopify’s flat monthly cost, making it easier to predict variable costs – it also means you don’t have the headache of setting up PayPal or Stripe. Despite the fact that many large businesses (like Gatorade and Tesla Motors) use its Enterprise version, the software is mainly suited for small-to-medium retail businesses. Another major value-add is Shopify’s in-store Point of Sale system that allows you to accept credit cards in person.

While there are tons of apps and add-ons available to help with day-to-day business needs, they can start to get very costly very quickly. Shopify stores already come hosted which is a big time-saver, and also pretty much guarantees security, however, it also means that the ability to custom-tailor your store is very limited.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re running a simple small-to-medium sized store, you have little technical knowledge, or if you have a brick-and-mortar store that could benefit from syncing online & offline POS systems.

Stores that run on Shopify: Paragon Fitness, Natalie Waldman Jewelry, Pencil by 53

WOOCOMMERCE

Brought to you by the makers of WordPress, WooCommerce is another free platform with the opportunity to install add-ons. Similar to OpenCart, WooCommerce handles all the basics such as customer accounts, local taxes, shipping, reports and more all in one program, and is great for small-to-medium businesses. Not only is it super flexible and customizable from a development standpoint, but it can help get your store up in no time. Especially for those that have experience with managing a WordPress website, WooCommerce will be a walk in the park. As you may have guessed, it can only be installed on WordPress websites, so make sure WordPress is the right CMS for you first.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to run an e-Commerce store on a small-to-medium budget and have a developer or technical team by your side.

Stores that run on WooCommerce: Copy Hackers, Bright Watches, Gourmet of the Day (Coming soon!)

VOLUSION

Volusion is another e-Commerce platform not to be forgotten. Although they may not have the same household-name status as Shopify, they have been around since 1999. The pricing plans are designed to be flexible enough to help your store expand from a basic e-mom-and-pop of under 100 products to an unlimited quantity of items and the ability to do more. Where Volusion excels is in the areas of marketing add-ons and support. The platform can, for example, help you run email campaigns, issue gift certificates or organize promotional events; The trouble, however, is that many of the crucial features are only available to higher price-tiers. For an added cost, it can become an e-Commerce one-stop-shop, but lower tiers may feel a little excluded. All around, between the simple UI, the multitude of added features, and the integration with all major social networks, this is one of the best options on the market.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re a growth-oriented company, perhaps already established in the brick-and-mortar world and looking for new revenue streams online. Also consider Volusion if your marketing strategy is heavily social media-oriented.

Stores run on Volusion: All Dog Boots, The Native State Jewelry, Elaine Turner

BIGCOMMERCE

Just like Shopify and Volusion, Bigcommerce already comes with hosting, so security won’t be a worry for you. One wonderful thing about Bigcommerce is that it comes pre-loaded with useful apps and tools from big names like MailChimp that they know will come in handy for companies in the e-Commerce world. The range of analytics offered to store owners and marketers alike are impressive as well, and with a very intuitive UI, owners can conduct a pulse-check at first glance. As for the technical side of things, Bigcommerce makes it easy to view and maintain code at any time, so it’s fairly easy to keep up without having to constantly call for help. Something else we love about Bigcommerce is that they are in touch with the mobile-first mentality. The company recently release BigCommerce Next, which is not only completely outfitted for m-Commerce, but also does the job of educating users on mobile best practices and how-to’s.

The downside with Bigcommerce is that they tend to have a very sneaky pricing plan, which basically means while the base fee seems reasonable at $29.95/month, add-ons and extra features can happen pretty quickly – and don’t forget Bigcommerce does skim a percentage off of all sales.

It’s the right platform for you if: You’re looking to invest in an overall e-Commerce solution with lots of add-ons and digital marketing capabilities, but are less concerned about budget restrictions. If you think mobile will be a major driver for sales, Bigcommerce is definitely a good option.

Stores that run on Bigcommerce: Torie & Howard, 3×1 Clothing, Dinosaur Designs

MAGENTO

Alas, Magento. The mammoth of the e-Commerce world, Magento is by far the most complex platform available. While the company offers a free “Community” version, costs to develop and customize a Magento store are much higher, not to mention the costly server and maintenance requirements. Magento has three levels of service, designed for different-sized businesses. Magento Go is the most ready to go, as the name would suggest, and is priced for small business. Magento Community is free (although you’ll still have to pay for hosting) and is designed for medium-sized businesses. Magento Enterprise is the giant, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Depending on functional requirements, its price tag can be $50,000 per year and upwards. That said, Magento Enterprise supports online stores for Samsung, Ford, Nike, and other global brands.

It’s the right platform for you if: If your online business needs are unique, or if your business handles high sales volumes, then Magento may be the right solution. However, don’t wade in alone – make sure you have an experienced tech team who has experience with Magento.

Stores that run on Magento: Christian Louboutin, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fiji Water

Over the past two decades e-Commerce has revolutionized the world of business, and has enabled small companies to easily and rapidly expand customer bases. Not surprisingly, hundreds of competing platforms have appeared over the years, each vying to provide superior sales tools to the masses. Before investing in a platform for your online storefront, we recommend you consult with a web development specialist to ensure your store is both flexible and scalable for years to come.



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vxrite asked:

“No, I’m serious. Stop it right now or I won’t give you the last cookie.”

The childish whining immediately stopped at the threat, and Yixin’s bottom lip jutted out to form a small pout. “I was just messing with you!” she said, crossing her arms afterwards. “Seriously, though. I’m starving. Please give me the last cookie, Boss.” She held her hand out, puffing her cheeks out slightly.

So.  PR.  I wake up to find I get to say I TOLD YOU SO!

So thanks for that.

I would like to direct everyone to this post here: http://wikianonbcsh.tumblr.com/post/113875023646/just-a-thought-on-the-letters-live-stuff-from-aa 

I put that post up approx. 7 hours ago.

You’ll notice down the bottom of my post I said this:

It would also explain why it was dated, so that leads me to believe, if I step back and look at the bigger picture, that we most certainly have not heard the last of Mr Cumberbatch’s adventures in Edinburgh.  That’s right, people.  Expect more fuckery and expect it soon.  Ugh.  Cant it happen on Thursday when I’m busy so I don’t have to deal with it that much?  Thanks.

PR YOU WERE A DAY EARLY!  I SAID THURSDAY, NOT WEDNESDAY!  GOSH!

But thank you for proving me right though.  Much obliged. :D

So I’mma go and gloat, and I’ll answer the messages that have flooded my inbox in a minute. :)

I made a few little robot doodles in my free time with a pen that I found in my hotel room. The ones on the left are both Aki (one robotic, one humanoid), top right is Baroque and bottom right is a Furby based off of furbyweb’s Swampy since that one was the first to come to mind. If anyone wants a little sketch of one of their robots, feel free to ask and I’ll probably make it. I used up the hotel notepad though, so the paper will probably just be whatever I can get my hands on at a given time.

Because I wanted to share my lipstick buys from yesterday. 💁 all of these are Wet n Wild.

Top Left: Dark Pink Frost. I think one of my favorites trying on. The color isn’t overpowering and it’s just perfect. It’s a must.

Top Right: Light Berry Frost. It’s definitely a metallic looking color, very beautiful a little dark. It will stain your lips. I shouldn’t have done this one in the middle of my swatches. But I like it cause of the metallic look. And if you like that look as well than this is the one for you.

Bottom Left: 15 minutes Aflame. VERY bright. Neon almost. It makes me excited for spring though because I think I’ll definitely be wearing it a lot.

Bottom Right: A Short Affair. It’s like a nude pink. Very subtle. Not too bright perfect for a first date or heading to school. Definitely in my top picks.

The Not So Warty Witch

I have started using the Odacite Pure Elements Bl + C facial serum concentrate as spot treatment twice a day, to be applied right after toning and then let sit while I finish getting dressed or getting ready for bed before applying serum and moisturizer on top.

Odacite have borrowed from the Periodic Table of chemical elements and made their own table of pure elements:

So Bl + C is Black Cumin + Cajeput and appears on the bottom right with origin number #CVO55IsN

There is a science behind the origin numbers too, and if you’re like me you’ll like it even though it actually only lends pseudo credibility that one should ideally verify with actual usage and results

So #CVO55IsN translates to

Cold pressed, Virgin, Organic, 1st Element (Black Cumin) from Asia, 2nd Element (Cajeput) from Asia, 1st Element country of origin Israel, 2nd element country of origin Nepal

A bit on the product: It smells like spicy black cumin oil and reminds me a lot of chicken pulao. I have put it on both lingering under-the-skin bumps and new developments rearing their ugly head. The lingering ones still haven’t gone but the skin feels a less bumpy, the new ones however have been stopped in their tracks and have disappeared before they could develop into breakouts.

it is a little steep at £17.50 for 5ml so I’m using it very sparingly (dropped an entire drop on my t-shirt last night sigh). 

I got Odacite Vital Glow Serum Concentrate in my Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag. After getting good results on this I’m excited about using that too

Session 9: Ad 2, Idealism

from www.disneydreaming.com

“You can look like a Disney princess, too, just like Taylor Swift does, if you wear our perfume.” A well-known star is held up as an ideal of beauty, with her flowing tresses, perfect skin and makeup, and her beautiful dress.

Other notes:

1) This ad is informally balanced, though weighted to the right by the addition of the product image. There is one foreground and one background chandelier on either side of her, though in different placements.  Her golden hair flows to the right, but it is offset by the slight left positioning of the gold text at the bottom.

2) There is color integrity in the use of gold in various places: her hair, the background chandelier on the right, the bust of the dress, the gold text, and the gold cap of the perfume bottle.  Silver can be found in the “belt” of the dress, the text on the perfume bottle, and the shininess of the crystal chandeliers.

3) I see continuation as both the similarly-colored hair and the text lead the eye down or over to the product image.

4) Focal point on the perfume bottle through change in color. Blue is used nowhere else in the composition.

Planeswalker Power Levels: Tibalt

Continuing the attempt to gauge planeswalkers’ power level started here, this post focuses on Tibalt, whom I believe to be at the bottom of the power scale. Hopefully I’m not judging unfairly here (Tibalt is an interesting and awesome-looking character), but I can say that right off the bat I had him pegged as a 1 on the scale. Someone has to be a 1 and represent the bottom of the barrel, right? It’s hard to say though, given that we only have one lonely unplayed card and a tiny bit of lore to go on. I’m certainly open to feedback on this one.

Tibalt (1)

Raw magical power: 1
It’s hard to imagine a planeswalker duel that Tibalt could win - having him face off against Sorin was sort of one-sided. Face to face confrontations are not what his character is about though, and his magic reflects that, being more suited to harassment, mischief, torture, and terrorizing things that are weaker than him.

Tibalt harassing mortals part 1. (Blightning by Dan Scott)

Tibalt harassing mortals part 2 (Xenagos style). (Browbeat by Chris Rahn)

He is able to summon gangs of devils and hurl fire and brimstone, and with these he is quite capable of, say, burning down human villages or cowing cultists, but these represent just a fragment of red magic, which, given Tibalt’s spontaneous and tempestuous nature, could take a very long time indeed to gain mastery over.

Tibalt’s planeswalker card indicates that he does have some utility (‘looting’) magic (perhaps representing knowledge gained through torture). However, it seems rather unreliable.

Raw physical power: 2
Tibalt is a little more than human and thus a little stronger and more resilient than some planeswalkers, though he would certainly be one of the last that one would expect to find in a physical confrontation. By his own hand, Tibalt fused his essence with that of the devils that once attended him, granting him a measure of their power. He is also quite familiar with pain and would likely be intrigued or even amused even by his own suffering. It was the shock of suffering all the pain he had meted out on others that ignited his spark in the first place.

Equipment and artifacts: 1
Aside from his implements of torture and snazzy duds, we don’t have much to go on regarding Tibalt’s possessions. There is really no indication of him possessing, creating, or using magical items of any kind. In fact, at this point he likely doesn’t even have the focus or patience to craft items or the force of will to dominate the sort of evil artifacts he might find intriguing.  

Allies and minions: 1
While Tibalt may be found in the company of devils attracted his evil and mischievous doings, it is highly dubious whether he has any meaningful allies. Devils themselves are capricious and unreliable, and powerful demons of the sort that patronize planeswalkers like Liliana would likely be on the lookout for someone a little more focussed and ambitious. Tibalt is much better at making enemies than allies, especially on his home plane of Innistrad, and this pattern seems entirely liable to continue.  

Tibalt might be able to get his devil buddies to break his neighbours’ windows and pee in their pool, but beyond that they seem entirely unreliable! With friends like these, you don’t need enemies. (Riot Devils by Svetlin Velinov)

Age and experience: 1
Though Tibalt has shown some small measure of foresight and cunning, he has also demonstrated recklessness and a lack of wisdom, perhaps best shown by his harassing Sorin. Tibalt is a little fish in a big multiverse, yet he does not seem to realize that avoiding the ire of elder planeswalkers would be prudent. Tibalt is also quite young by planeswalker standards, and it can be assumed that despite having been on and off his home plane several times, he probably is not much the wiser for his travels, as most of his time and energy seem focussed on hedonistic pursuits. Tibalt is oddly liked as a character though, and there is a general feeling that he will be back someday (no doubt thanks largely to Peter Mohrbacher’s stylish rendering of him) so that his card might have a chance at redemption, so he may yet live and learn to become something more than he is now.

Aaaand Tibalt takes the prize for finding the quickest way to die on Innistrad! Sorin seems to have ‘dealt with’ but not killed Tibalt during their encounter(s) on Innistrad, setting the pain mage up for a return. (Sorin vs. Tibalt Duel Deck art by Chase Stone)

One other note about this scale: multiple planeswalkers working in unison are not necessarily equal to the sum of their scores. Five Tibalts (can you even imagine…) would never defeat Nicol Bolas.  

anonymous asked:

I just avoided my homework and watched tv today. whats your favorite song right now? I can't stop listening to miles away - the maine

We literally did the exact same thing. I’ve been marathoning misfits and avoiding any and all responsibility. What were you watching?
Miles away is purely amazing! But i don’t really have an answer to that right now, i normally do but i’ve been in a huge music slump recently. The songs i’ve been enjoying the most recently though are Twin Sized Mattress- The Front Bottoms and My Heroine- The Maine