anonymous said:

Have you heard of the sooty owl? They are frightening and their eyes are probably hell portals.

i DID actually while i was looking up owls a while back oh MAN they have incredible faces, like some kinda confused ghost who ended up in a bird and now just has to live with it

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looks like they come in lesser and greater sooty flavors, and theyre both pretty similar except for their sizes (about 43 cm for the greater, 37 for the lesser)

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theyre like someone took a barn owl and just lowered the brightness, threw some speckles in there, made their eyes a direct portal to the infinite nightmarish abyss, called it a day

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the YOUNG SOOTY OWLS on the other hand dont even look like real animals. they look like someone made a dodo out of felt and accidentally left it in a dryer. owls are great

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Here’s some incredible and absolutely beautiful concept art and character design from URBANCE - which is now looking for backing on Kickstarter.

"In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited because of a deadly genetical virus. Men and women have grown apart, hating each other until two young rebels, disowned by their own gangs, are leading the fight to live their love freely."

In the crumbling inner city, sex kills. The urban landscape is split in two — men on one side, women on the other— opposing each other. COEVO seems to be the only hope: a government medical treatment developed to cure every single boy and girl except that those wearables haven’t produced the expected results yet…

Born among this lost generation of frustrated gangs, Kenzell and Lesya live each day as their last, defying anyone who stands in the way of their union. Like modern avatars of Romeo and Juliet, they will have to choose between love or their kind, Passion VS Reason, Deadly Eves VS Neo Blasterz… In their flamboyant relationship lies the premises of a revolution against the authorities, the vicious Mediators and their separatist laws. Rebels can change the world…

I’ve promoted quite a few Kickstarter’s on here and by far this is the one that excites me the most. More than anything the animation industry needs something like Urbance to come in and break down it’s walls; it’s fresh, diverse, incredibly crafted and I think, it’ll be absolutely ground breaking!

Head on over to the Urbance Kickstarter page and send them some love.

Easy Vegetarian Gumbo

I was pretty hungry and was tired of eating pasta so I decided to go through my cabinets and throw something together, and let me tell you, I am so glad I did!! This is an easy, no chop, vegetarian dish that’s super filling and definitely delicious.

Ingredients

  • A packet of Knorr Cajun Sides Red Beans & Rice
  • 2 1/4 cups of water
  • tbsp of butter
  • a can of okra
  • a can of diced tomatoes (I used a can of Italian diced, but it doesn’t matter)
  • granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • chili powder
  • gumbo file powder (optional, I just had some on hand so I decided to use it)
  • tabasco or any other hot sauce you like
  • salt &pepper

Preparation

Combine the water, butter, and packet of the red beans and rice in a saucepan over high heat. While waiting for it to boil, drain your okra and open your can of diced tomatoes. Once the contents are boiling, dump in your okra and diced tomatoes. I used the entire can of okra and most of the tomatoes but not all. Then just eyeball the seasonings and tabasco, stir, cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. And that’s it!

anonymous said:

Oh my god, these people are being ridiculous! The fact that you got a pamphlet in Japanese IS a problem. Why are they assuming that about you? Would they send a pamphlet in French to a person who had a French last name? I doubt it. Your experiences with racism are valid and these other anons are brainless sacks of potato skins.

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also im rlly scared to talk about the possibility of me being bpd bc 1. im not officially diagnosed even tho ive had symptoms for at least 4 years and I didnt know what it was until late 2011, 2. i was in denial about this bc of the lack of a diagnosis from a doctor, not to mention there have been times where my symptoms have not been as intense as others so i figured “see i feel a little better now, so there’s no i have this” and that fucked with me a lot, 3. I was afraid of being ostracized or painted as this abusive and terrible person, 4. i had a lot of internalized ableism to deal and was trying to distance myself from “those crazies” even though i knew deep down that there was a possibility that I had more going on than I was admitting to myself, 5. im afraid of ppl on tumblr as well as irl telling me im just looking for some other thing to claim so  can be all “oppressed”/ no one will take me seriously bc i havent been diagnosed by a doctor

like Ive only talked about this so much lately because I feel a bit more secure in myself to discuss this openly, I’m still reluctant to outright declare I have bpd on some level but the chance of me having it is still there, plus im scared that one doctor will tell me I dont have it and then I’ll feel really helpless and lost and like something is really wrong with me that not even doctors will be able to figure out

but yeah, thats it pretty much, do what you want with this information but this is the truth and thats all I have to give

Imagine Loki as an uncle. Thor has two daughters: the elder daughter is quite similar to Thor in looks and strength but is kinder and wiser than Thor ever was as a child; the younger child is the spitting image of Loki, but he doesn’t believe there are any similarities beyond that. After all, these are Thor’s biological children, and Loki was adopted.

Imagine Loki babysitting them one day and catches the younger one playing tricks on her older sister. Imagine Loki listening to to her explain her plan and try to get out of trouble. Imagine Loki finally realizing that his niece is just like him in every way. Imagine Loki teaching them both how mischief is done, by enlisting their help to pull a trick on Thor when he returns.

I am a black woman in a college town that is 93% white and has the other distinction of being the “rape capital” of America. At my job, I am paid minimum wage to deal with over 150 needy white locals and tourists a day. I could submit to this blog with every shift, but this particular interaction got to me. I was doing the usual customer interaction with an older white lady and ready to send her on her way when she out of the blue asks me “where were you raised?” I replied, “excuse me?” because I’m used to getting the ‘you don’t belong here’ statements as the more benign, “where are you from” questions. She again asked, “where were you born and raised?”

For whatever reason, I told her, then asked why she asked me that and she said “well, I have an African-American granddaughter so when I meet African-American people around here, I like to know where they grew up.” I will probably get fired when she sheds her white tears complaining to my boss, because I then went off on her.

I said, “are you telling me that when you see a black face you ask them where they’re they’re from? You need to stop doing that. It’s rude and you can’t do that to people. I get that all the time here, ‘what are you doing here, where are you from’ —always reminding me that I don’t belong here because I’m not white.” She pulled from the White Excuses List and said that she didn’t intend to cause any offense and that’s not what she meant. Even though what I really wanted to say was that I feel sorry for your black granddaughter who is going to have a grandmother always reminding her that she doesn’t really belong to the family, all I could do was to hand her her paperwork and put back on the hospitality smile and tell her that if she needs anything to let me know.

fucking white people.

Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody—not even the mighty Democritus who concluded that all matter was made from atoms—had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge (as well as for comfort, reassurance, and other infantile needs). Today the least educated of my children knows much more about the natural order than any of the founders of religion.
—  Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

anonymous said:

Corypheus, the Tevinter Magister from the Legacy DLC, was said to be like the Architect, a powerful and intelligent darkspawn emissary, with influence over others of his kind. Do you think it's possible that the Architect is also one of the original Magisters? It would explain why he is the way he is.

I think it is a very good possibility of it, especially since he looks very different from normal emissaries and yet incredibly similar to Corypheus. However, there are two things that make me hesitate to say for certain The Architect is one of the Magisters of old.

First there is The Mother, she was not sentient (technically) until the architect experimented on her and yet she was very different than other broodmothers. So either she is testament that darkspawn can be born/created different, she is the human equivalent of a broodmother (though is strange, considering how twisted dwarves become), or she was a female Magister of old (one of the first broodmothers). The last two make the argument The Architect is a Magister seem plausible, but the first one supports the idea that The Architect is just a mutated darkspawn.

Second, The Architect says he was born the way he is, never fitting in. Of course, when he says he is born he could just be referring to when he awakened and support that his is a Magister. Yet it can also be argued he was truly born from a broodmother as he is.

So basically there is an argument for both sides and I can’t say for sure one way or another (but I do lean towards Magister!Architect), hopefully the truth behind The Architect will be addressed…eventually.

My dumpling boy, Morgan! I wanted to try making a more original and personal outfit for him to reflect his class choices, inheritance, and also the fact he’s still growing up! So I mashed together tactician, myrmidon, and swordmaster elements while editing it a little to make it work thematically. ^^

As for as the other drama that went on in another fandom tonight.
I will say one thing.
“They ALL lied about kw pregnancy last year too.”

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