anonymous said:

Do you have any links/advice on believable time frames for things? Examples: how long it would take for a plague to wipe out the majority of the population? How long it would take for the government to omit what actually happened and the populace to believe a lie instead (change history)? How long would it take to build a walled/domed city. Basically apocalyptic things. Just general guidelines/believable timeframes.

No, because there are a lot of variables in all of these situations. 

Plague

  • How does it spread?
  • Do people know how to combat its spread?
  • Are some people immune?
  • Some groups/governments are willing to take extreme measures to combat the disease (see Milan: burning down every house where the Plague was present with everyone - even healthy people - inside). How does that affect the spread of disease?
  • How large is the population and how close together do they live?

My guess: 2-5 years

Government

  • Are the older people under threat of death not to talk about the past or is the government willing to wait for all the firsthand survivors to die off?
  • How long did it take for the government to cohere out of the remains of the human race?
  • How are people being convinced that the plague never happened?

My guess (if firsthand survivors still exist): 60-90 years

My guess (if firsthand survivors are dead): 90-200 years

City

  • What technology do they have?
  • What is the dome made of?
  • Were there any delays because of worker shortage, disease, or poor weather?

My guess: 30-80 years

Can people who don’t play videogames stop critiquing as if they actually care? You look stupid and phony. You wanna know why it’s taken Anita 2 yrs to make 5 videos? It’s because she doesn’t play games and just looks at a scene, calls it misogyny and then creates an entire video based on out of context scenes and lies of omission ( like in her latest where she is upset that female NPCs are getting killed yet omits the fact that male NPCs are treated the same way, just so she can push her agenda) and since she can’t support her claim she has to find footage of games from 20+ years ago and that takes time.
People like her and Zoe Quinn set women in gaming back because the former is the “gamer gurl” (pretends to play games for attention) and the latter owes all her success to using her sexuality instead of talent. I’d say Zoe is worse because she actively ruined a company THAT WAS TRYING TO CREATE GAMES BY WOMEN all because she felt it oppressive that she wasn’t getting paid. Did I mention it was a competition where someone would pitch a game and the company would make it if it was popular and the person who pitched it would get a % from the profits?

The industry needs to step trying to appease them and start focusing on us. We are the ones who consume the products, we are the ones who donate to the kickstarters; listen to your audience instead of rewarding idiocy and agendas,how the fuck does Anita win an ambassador award?

Also fuck the game journalists and developers who think it’s misogyny to criticize a women who used sex to get favorable reviews and to ruin careers. And fuck the game journalists and developers who fuck people in the industry they are covering, where’s your professionalism?

Last weekend we watched the Oscars and, like most people, were pleased that “Twelve Years a Slave” won Best Picture. No previous film has so accurately captured the reality of enslaved people’s lives. Yet though Twelve Years shows us the labor of slavery, it omits the financial system — asset securitization — that made slavery possible.

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Every year or two, somebody discovers that a famous bank on Wall Street profited from slavery. This discovery is always treated as if the relationship between slavery and the American financial system were some kind of odd accident, disconnected from the present. But it was not an accident. The cotton and slave trades were the biggest businesses in antebellum America, and then as now, American finance developed its most innovative products to finance the biggest businesses.

[…]

First, American planters organized new banks, usually in new states like Mississippi and Louisiana. Drawing up lists of slaves for collateral, the planters then mortgaged them to the banks they had created, enabling themselves to buy additional slaves to expand cotton production. To provide capital for those loans, the banks sold bonds to investors from around the globe — London, New York, Amsterdam, Paris. The bond buyers, many of whom lived in countries where slavery was illegal, didn’t own individual slaves — just bonds backed by their value. Planters’ mortgage payments paid the interest and the principle on these bond payments. Enslaved human beings had been, in modern financial lingo, “securitized.”

As slave-backed mortgages became paper bonds, everybody profited — except, obviously, enslaved African Americans whose forced labor repaid owners’ mortgages. But investors owed a piece of slave-earned income. Older slave states such as Maryland and Virginia sold slaves to the new cotton states, at securitization-inflated prices, resulting in slave asset bubble. Cotton factor firms like the now-defunct Lehman Brothers — founded in Alabama — became wildly successful. Lehman moved to Wall Street, and for all these firms, every transaction in slave-earned money flowing in and out of the U.S. earned Wall Street firms a fee.

A woman who cultivates her looks ‘draws a sword to kill her neighbour’, declares Guibert of Tournai in the thirteenth century; she ‘bears a flame to burn a home; carries poison for anyone who wishes to take; she uncovers a pit so that an animal may fall into it’. A girl only has to show a bare neck, or sway a bit as she walks through town, proclaims another preacher, Bromyard, and in a single day she may be guilty of inflaming with lust maybe twenty men who see her, ‘damning the souls whom God has created’. The guilt is hers, not theirs. Moralists found it only too easy to omit the crucial rider which was added to a similar admonition a thousand years earlier: ‘the beauty of a woman is the greatest snare — or rather, not the beauty of woman, but unchastened gazing!
—  Woman Defamed and Woman Defended: An Anthology of Medieval Texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires, 1992.
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Tumblr Numbers for August 2014:

  • 39th — Tumblr’s Alexa global rank on Aug. 31, 2014
  • 2.86 billion — Tumblr posts published for August 2014
  • 90.2 billion* — Total posts on Tumblr (*On Aug. 28, 2014, Tumblr refined this total to omit any deleted posts)
  • 3.9 million — New Tumblr blogs created in August 2014
  • 201 million — Total blogs on Tumblr

Sources: Alexa.com for rank, soundofthebeep for monthly published post counts (based on post ID in URLs) and Tumblr’s about page for blog numbers and total posts.

See July 2014’s Tumblr Numbers.

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Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Space

"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea’s asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else the tea’s getting cold. Come on. We’ve got work to do." -Seventh Doctor, Survival

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Starfleet Uniform Colors

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Anon Asked: Can you draw chibi Konoha just crying a lot and being miserable and/or in pain?

I… I got carried away. * 7*)9;;; Whenever I see Konoha referred to as “Haruka,” this is all I think of…???

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