i saved this for you! my garg gets the chapped lips sometimes too even though i keep the humidity at 50% minimum always. its strange!
paul morlock is the breeder of RhacHouse, he is great!
THANK YOU SO MUCH I had not heard of this at all. This looks exactly like what’s going on with The Egg and her humidity’s around 50% too. I’m gonna up that and keep monitoring her calcium intake- she’s on Pangaea, so I guess the best thing to do is make sure she’s actually eating it, but this is fascinating. Poor kiddo might have chapped lips! The Egg thanks you for your assistance and sends waves of love in your direction.
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A website that I use all the time to find inspo pictures is unsplash.com, and it’s really great since you’ve got everything you could’ve ever wanted in inspiration pictures at your fingertips and they’re all free, too!!Regarding faceless pictures, this tag should have most things that you need, and if not, then this and this should cover it!!I hope ya’ find what you’re looking for !!
‘I Kissed A Girl’ came out around the same time that I started kissing girls. It became a weird theme song to my life, like background music that you can’t turn off. Holding hands with my first girlfriend in public meant that someone on the street would inevitably sing it at us (in NYC, no less). And when I told some of my old friends about my new relationship, one of them joked, 'Was it the taste of her cherry Chapstick?’ Meanwhile, it was blasted at the queer parties we’d go to, in a semi-ironic attempt to take back a song that was so clearly aimed at invalidating our experiences. Lyrics like 'It don’t mean I’m in love tonight’ were a sugarcoated, female version of 'no homo,’ making a pop anthem out of the view that same-gender experimentation is cool and fine as long as you have a boyfriend who doesn’t care, and as long as you don’t have feelings for the other person. That would be so gay.
Released on One of the Boys along with the similarly super-homophobic 'Ur So Gay,’ 'I Kissed A Girl’ was never really categorized as an offensive thing. Katy Perry even became something of a queer icon: Somehow after releasing a song with the words, 'I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf while jacking off listening to Mozart,’ she went on to have her songs covered on Glee, spoke publicly against Prop 8, and was honored by the Trevor Project. She gets away with an entitled, IDGAF-what-you-think brand of homophobia while also appointing herself a spokesperson for LGBTQ rights. It’s like there’s this pressure to laugh at her gay jokes because she insists she means well. If you take her homophobia too seriously, it’s on you for being uptight: Kind of like how I wasn’t allowed to be offended when men sang it to me on the street. It was all in good fun.
Slate staff writer Amanda Hess writes, 'Katy Perry’s entire persona is perfectly designed for the football audience, and it was only a matter of time before the NFL exploited her potential, and vice versa.’ She continues, 'What this performance on TV’s biggest stage, aligned with America’s biggest sport, will confirm is that Perry is the singing, dancing personification of the Cool Girl.’ Who is the 'cool girl’? As Gillian Flynn wrote in Gone Girl, she’s a guys’ girl: 'A hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping…’ Add 'casual homophobia’ to that list and you’ve got Katy Perry’s brand strategy, designed to attract a young female audience while winking at the football-loving guys around them. She’s trying to appeal to everyone at once: Tweens, dudes who love sports, queers, feminists, misogynists… And she might be getting away with it.
This is an ultimate masterlist of many resources that could be helpful for writers. I apologize in advance for any not working links. Check out the ultimate writing resource masterlist here (x) and my “novel” tag here (x).
So you want to write a supernatural creature; Twilight and every other Vampire-and-Werewolf story on the market have proved that it’s a booming market, and you’re read to get into the action. As happens with all saturated markets, the stories of Vampires and Werewolves can easily fall into the cliche and overused, so it’s important when embarking on these topics to find a fresh approach. Here are some resources I hope will help you to write a realistic, interesting, and “new” supernatural phenomenon.
Remember, the perks of having a supernatural character is that you can bend the rules however you want (I mean, who would have thought Vampires could ever sparkle?), so it’s more important that your character is relatable, likable, and unique just like any human character would be expected to be.
Updated my Art Cycle image thingy to make it a little easier to read. Still lots of info packed in there with my sub par infographic making skills but ah well.
Whenever you feel bad about your art ability, please remember this! Art improvement for many is a cycle, art blocks do not mean you are doing worse. You are just getting better at seeing your mistakes, which is CRUCIAL to getting better at making art!!
I’ve been asked multiple times to make a post about how to schedule your study time, so here it is! This is a little bit different of a schedule because it’s over mid-semester break (Easter break for most), but it still works.
Step 1: Write down everything you need to do.
Get out a piece of notebook paper or open a new document on your computer and unleash your brain’s to-do list. Write everything down from classes, work, events, and extracurriculars to your work outs, meals, showers, and sleep. Nothing is too small to be written on the list, so if you need to remember to shave your legs, write that down!!
Step 2: Assign each task an estimated amount of time it’ll take to complete.
This part is really crucial for me because it takes my organization a step further to help me achieve my studying and planning goals. It also gives me a reality check – sometimes I’m so ambitious I try to bite off more than I can chew. If I know from the beginning that I most likely won’t achieve everything I need to do, I won’t be as disappointed come the end of my planning and studying. It also tells me I probably need to pick it up during the week and stop procrastinating…
Step 3: Open up Excel, create a table on another computer program, or grab a piece of paper.
Next we’ll make the calendar with a readout of our obligations. I generally use Excel or a piece of paper, but I find that excel works best because I can edit future events easier if I didn’t quite complete a task I planned for.
Have the first column for times, then a column following for each day you want to plan. It helps to have the time column skinnier with the days’ columns wider so text can fit in easily. I leave two rows per hour (therefore one line is equal to one half hour) so I can plan for events or tasks that won’t be taking up whole hours.
Step 4: Designate a color for each of your scheduled categories.
These colors are the same as in my planner:
Purple: Anatomy & Physiology
Blue: Beverage Management
Black: Personal (showers, meals, sleep, relaxation, etc.)
I enter in all of my class, work, event, and extracurricular times first – things I can’t miss. These are important to put into your schedule first because you can easily schedule studying around them.
Step 5: Once all of your obligations are plugged into your schedule, it’s time to fill in your studying.
This is where the required times for your tasks help a great deal! It’s easy to spot an hour block here or there and plug in a 45 minute or hour task… something that may be a little hard for some when they’re just going through their day and have a block. I know whenever I get an hour block I try to nap or rest as much as possible, but this frequently puts me behind. :(
Also, it may help you to pull out your planner and see what exams, quizzes, or assignments are coming up soon. You should rank these at a higher priority and complete these sooner rather than later to ensure you complete them.
I also group lesser tasks; for example, on Thursday night at 11:00 PM I grouped two homework assignments because they really shouldn’t take that long and they’re on the computer at the same time, etc. It’s just easier for me to get them done at the same time. Just like if you need to go to a few different stores, try to go to them all in one trip. It’ll save you time, money, and gas!
Step 6: As you’re adding tasks to your schedule, make sure you’re crossing them off your list you made. You don’t want to miss anything or add something twice!
This is pretty self-explanatory but also important! Make sure you’re adding everything and not missing anything.
Step 7: Make sure to schedule enough sleep during your night as well as time to eat/relax.
This is the most important step of them all! Without recharging your smart little brain and body, how are you going to have the fuel to move on? Also, try snacking on fruits and veggies and drinking water when you’re studying. I’m one to love candy when I’m studying and it’s hard to say “no” to my precious chocolate and skittles, but I know they’ll just bring my metabolism and energy down. Drinking a lot of water helps too because that means more bathroom breaks – which means more study breaks! ;)
I hope you found this post helpful. If you’d like to see other posts about my studying tips and tricks, please share this post and leave me a message about what I can improve or what you’d like some advice on. Happy studying! – grxeek
Bitesize Irish Gaelic (via sign up) - 163 lessons with audio (note: if you sign up for free, you can only access the lessons for 20 days. this will either be a great inconvenience or a great motivator.)
Erin’s Web - 128 lessons filled with in-depth grammar
are logical fallacies - they create a false equivalence: by using parallel language, the statements equate intolerance with the condemnation of intolerance
the act of being racist, misogynist, or cruel is called “intolerance” being “judgmental” or “hate” and so is the act of criticizing or condemning these actions, creating a false sense that they are the same. even if you want to criticize how activists go about tackling intolerance, there is no logical reason to equate the two–this is simply a matter of language and is thus illogical
saying a statement like the above is like saying “don’t bully the bully” when someone stands up to their bully for being cruel to them. standing up against wrongdoing is not the same as committing wrongdoing, but the phrasing makes it seem that way
As someone on the larger end of boob having and also with friends on the small end, I know the pain of looking for a bra. So i’ve collected a few links about making bras. It’s always nice to have the option, right?
Midterms are coming up for a lot of people in college and if your professors are anything like mine at least one of them will be assigning an essay for your midterm or final exam. Essays in college are fucking hard and I thought I’d take a minute away from writing mine to share a couple of resources I found during my first year that have been a godsend for me ever since.
The first book is called “They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.” This book is the most readable kick in the ass your writing needs to bring it up from the high school level in to the college level. When I say readable I mean that this thing reads more like the author sitting down and having a conversation with you about your writing instead of a textbook showing you formulas and convoluted language theories. It sets out to make your writing come alive and become more intellectual without using language only a PhD in literature could comprehend.
The Art of Summarizing
The Art of Quoting
Distinguishing what They Say from What You Say
Saying Why It Matters
The Art of Metacommentary
And a whole lot of other stuff that will make both research papers and argumentative essays a fuckton easier to write and to read. This was my textbook for my argumentative writing class my first semester and I have kept it because it has continued to be useful in every single paper I’ve ever written.
Where to get it:
This book is hella cheap and available on Amazon for $25 and in the Kindle store for $14. The link is to the 3rd edition but the one I am holding is the 2nd edition; don’t worry I haven’t linked to the wrong book! The 3rd edition is a lot cheaper than the second edition because the second edition is a classroom edition and comes with readings and exercises. Since it’s used as a textbook in a lot of places you can also rent it and it’ll be a little cheaper.
The second book I’m holding is “Roget’s Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals.” This is not a plain old Webster thesaurus that will give you words to use in lieu of other words. This is a thesaurus for words, phrases, and common sayings. This fucker is especially useful when you know what you want to say and know how to say it in a common expression but want to run it through a literary filter. And while it’s not an all-encompassing, all-exhausting list (because that would be a lot of words and phrases and the book is only 423 pages), it’s a great place to start and has the most common words and phrases that people use but have more descriptive, “intelligent-sounding” alternatives.
Related terms and phrases
Individualized breakdowns of words, their usages, and alternative suggestions for words/phrases based on usage
It might not sound as crucial as “They Say, I Say” but believe me when I tell you that your professor will appreciate your ability to remain succinct in your wording, and so will your grade. Professors like clear and concise writing, even in lengthy papers. And the ability to go in and look for a different way to say a common phrase/colloquialism is so useful in helping you refrain from making your writing sound too conversational.
Where to get it:
“Words for Intellectuals” is available at Barnes and Noble for $11.95 in paperback or $10.49 as a Nook book.
Good luck with all of your papers my lovelies and I hope that these will be useful to you if you decide to get them! They have certainly helped me. And any high schoolers that might be reading this, these will totally help you too, and can even help you prep for the future.
Hi! I wanted to share a positive example of female armor!
The game Kings of the Realm started as an app, and you get to manage a rooster of commanders. They are only shown as “chess pieces” during gameplay, but you also get to see portraits. And the ladies are just as badass and well drawn as the men. They get different armor, weapons, race and design. And all five of them are unique and well thought. If I recall correctly, initially the game was managed by Kabam, which doesn’t have a great history of women portrayal (this lady from Dragons Of Atlantis was particularly cringe-worthy) but now they separated and are called Digit Game.
It’s worth noticing that the elf commander was supposed to have a skimpy waistpiece (but not even that outrageous compared to other designs…) in the initial design, but it was changed, making her look exactly like her male counterpart.
Wait… what… is this the real life? Did the guys who publish Wartune and Angel’s Alliance get one of these app games where the women get treated as characters and the warrior women look badass!?’
This. Is. Amazing.
This is such an exciting time to be alive. I hope this game takes off and becomes their dominant title.
Hi! What books would you consider essential reading for someone trying to connect with their Filipino ancestry? Like many 2nd generations, I wasn't taught as much history in order to assimilate better to American culture. I'd really appreciate some direction! Thanks :)
I can recommend a few, some I have read, others that I have heard a lot about but haven’t personally read yet, as well as online resources. Most of what I have read so far is focused on precolonial history and culture as for the most part that is what I am interested in studying. When it comes to more recent history like the late Spanish colonization, American colonization, and more recent history I’d suggest getting in contact with indiohistorian and pag-asaharibon as they are the ones I tend to learn more information in colonial and post colonial history from. In regards to Pilipin@-American history there are several books I can recommend that I have been looking into, a few that I read that I’ve learned from joining the FANHS (Filipin@-American National Historical Society) community.
You can visit here for resources on mythology and folkore. Here for another list made by someone here on Tumblr on books and resources to read. Then for resources on precolonial history and culture in general based on historical accounts this post I made years back has some you can look through (there was actually a recent updated listed I made but accidentally deleted and lost when I switched the domain name to the Tumblr blog over from the wordpress one which I rarely touched and was an idiot to forget to back up. I’ll be making a whole new resources list eventually again).
If you want to browse through a collection of books in culture and history I’d suggest looking through Arkipelago Books, the Pilipin@ Bookstore (which is located at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco, CA) at their website here.