(i think i like this new coloring)

anonymous asked:

Haven't we seen art that basically guarantees Ajani will be in Rivals, presumably giving him the G/W slot as far as planeswalkers go? As psyched as I am that Angrath exists, I don't see him beating out Ajani and Bolas' associate (who I'm guessing is a planeswalker in one or more of the grixis colors) for one of the 2 spots. It seems more likely that Angrath will get the same treatment as Ugin did in Battle block, where he appears in the story, but isn't important enough to justify a card.

I don’t think Bolas’s mystery associate is getting a card for Ixalan. It’s either Tezzeret, who already has a card in standard, or Ral Zarek, who will get a new one with the inevitable Return to Return to Ravnica fall next year.

The packaging leak was a good hint, but remember it also shows Huatli’s planeswalker art for set 2. It might be art for the big expensive statue used on the packaging test.

nature.

Nobody has a good time on Balmorra. SWTOR ficlet. Kira Carsen & Doc being friends after a fashion; background F!Jedi Knight & Doc romance. 450 words. Written for Fictober.

“Ugh,” Doc grimaced as another one of those slimy, glowing worms plopped onto his shoulder. He nudged it off with the handle of his blaster.“Why don’t we ever go anywhere nice?”

Kira huffed up ahead, her lightsaber humming as she carved a path through the colorful, damp underbrush. “Probably the same reason I got stuck with babysitting duty. Rea likes to torment us.”

“Ten minutes on the dark side and now it’s all prisons and nature.” He brushed his sweat-slick hair back from his sweat-slick forehead and tried not to think about the sweat stains forming on his new shirt. “She used to like us.”

“Are you seriously making jokes? About that?”

“Laughter is the best medicine.”

“I ought to leave you out here,” Kira said. “Let you live among your own kind.”

“Do you mean the slugs—“ another one wriggled from the dirt just in time to be squished by the heel of Doc’s boot “—or the prisoners?”

“Either. Both.”

“That hurts, Red. I thought we were really starting to bond. Remember all those nice things—“

“What’s said on the Emperor’s torture station stays on the Emperor’s torture station. I’m pleading temporary insanity.”

“C’mon. We both know you love me.”

“I am tolerating you,” Kira said. “Temporarily. Just until Rea comes to her senses and everything goes back to how it used to be.”

Privately, Doc doubted whether it would. Things like what they survived—what Rea survived—they changed a person. And in his experience, the only way to move forward was to keep changing until you found a change you liked.

“Never thought I’d miss you two being gross.” After a moment’s hesitation, Kira added, in a much smaller voice, “You don’t think she’s really trying to get you killed do you?”

“Get me killed?” Doc laughed. “Takes more than a jungle of serial killers and cannibals to get Ol’ Doc. Rea knows that.”

Kira didn’t seem convinced.

“She’s still herself, Red. A bit wounded maybe, but still the same old Rea. Way I figure, she’s hoping we’ll up and leave her if she shoves all the stuff we hate in our faces enough. The classic making him leave so I don’t have to.”

Much as she liked to paint herself as a truth-telling straight shooter, Doc knew how slippery Rea could be. People didn’t expect such a loud, impulsive woman to keep as many secrets as she did.

“Well she’s doing a good job of it.” Kira slashed at a particularly thick bush with more force than was probably necessary, glowering. “Cause I sure as hell hate this.”

It was hard to argue with that.

anonymous asked:

Video games

I. Have. So. Many. 

Literally my house is probably a video game fanatics dream. Like holy shit no joke. 

We have all the latest consoles: Xbox One, 2 PS4′s that’s right 2 (it was to play Destiny), and yes the Switch. 

Beyond those we have: the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Game Cube, I think 3 PS2′s (we keep getting them cheap and we need to stop), 2 PS1′s (the slim was the original one), Nintendo 64 (was not purchased when the 64 was the big thing), SNES, NES, also have that new like preloaded SNES (didn’t get the NES in time apparently), Sega Dreamcast, Xbox, uuuuhhhh I think there is more… but I can’t remember (a lot of these were purchased by my brother who’s a retro game fanatic) 

OH HANDHELDS: 2 gameboy colors (one’s pink and it’s mine and it is forever and always going to be known as the Gamegirl), 2 gameboy advanced’s one is the SP where it’s the screen and the other one is the flip up one, there were 4 DS lights (but pretty much all the hinges broke cause we used them a hell of a lot), 2 PS Vitas, a psp i think (there might be 2), a Wonderswan (also might be 2?), Gamegear, 4 3DS originals (mine is the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time one) [ALSO the reason we have 4 of the DSs and 3DSs is cause it’s me, my 2 bros, and my dad who got em, my mom’s not a gamer really (she likes phone games)], my dad got himself one of the new 3DS XLs and it is big and nice and he doesn’t share, and I’m pretty sure that’s it? 

And of course games up the freaking wazzu to go with all these systems…

huffingtonpost.com
Model Teddy Quinlivan comes out as transgender
She felt “a great sense of urgency” to speak out in America's current climate.

Model Teddy Quinlivan came out this week as a transgender woman, saying the current political climate inspired her to be public about her gender identity.

Now 23, Teddy says she began her transition at age 16, but has been presenting as a cisgender woman in the fashion world for fear of hurting her career. But a growing number of transgender models have paved the way for inclusion and acceptance in the industry, and she felt the time was right.

The 23-year-old Massachusetts native, who also walked for the likes of Carolina Herrera and Diane Von Furstenberg this week, said she felt “a great sense of urgency” given a recent spate of anti-trans violence, as well as the various ways in which President Donald Trump’s administration has rolled back rights for transgender Americans.

“We made an amazing progression under the Obama administration, and since the new administration took office there’s been a kind of backlash,” she said. “There’s been violence against transgender people ― particularly transgender women of color ― since before I even knew what transgender was. I’m very fortunate to be in [a] position [that] I never really thought I would be. It’s really important to take advantage of a time like this.” […]

“I think one of the ways we can help people in the trans community is to give them a platform,” she told CNN. “The fashion industry dictates what’s in fashion, what’s cool, what’s acceptable. It’s not just about who’s walking fashion shows … it’s about who’s on every newsstand in the country.”

Congratulations and thank you for this important moment, Teddy. 

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female awesome meme ♡ [1/10] lead female characters 

riley matthews (girl meets world) - there is no end to my horizon 

ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʙᴀʙʏ sᴇɴᴛᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴍᴇᴍᴇ!


      PREGNANCY -

❝ We’re going to be parents! ❞
❝ Did you feel him/her/them kick!? ❞
❝ Do you want to feel the baby? ❞
❝ I’m pregnant…and it’s yours. ❞
❝ Do you think I’ll make a good mother/father? ❞
❝ What are you hoping for? ❞
❝ I feel so nauseous today… ❞
❝ What should we name him/her/them? ❞
❝ How many diapers do you think we’ll need? ❞
❝ You’re crying over a puppy? ❞
❝ Is just strawberry okay? They didn’t have strawberries and cream. ❞
❝ I’ve read this book four times I’m basically an expert by now. ❞
❝ Boy or girl? ❞
❝ Wait, do we have everything on this list I found? ❞
❝ Can you put the crib together? I’m so tired. ❞
❝ This kid can come out anytime it’s ready. ❞      
❝ You’re glowing. ❞
❝ How far along are you? ❞
❝ Please don’t freak out…but I’m pregnant. I SAID DON’T FREAK OUT. ❞
❝ Hospital. Now! ❞
❝ I think that was a contraction… ❞
❝ The due date’s not until next week! ❞

     NEW BABY -

❝ S/He’s your kid before five in the morning. ❞
❝ We need to go on a diaper run again. ❞
❝ We’re out of formula–where’s the other can!? ❞
❝ Ugh, s/he spit up on my good shirt! ❞
❝ S/he won’t stop crying, I don’t know what to do. ❞        
❝ Please take him/her, I’m going to go crazy with the screaming. ❞
❝ Is it even possible for a baby to scream so much!? ❞
❝ Should they be breathing like that? ❞
❝ I need to go check on the baby. ❞    
❝ If you never put him/her down you’ll spoil him/her. ❞
❝ Daddy/Mommy’s little girl/boy! ❞
❝ Good morning, little spawn of Satan! ❞
❝ Shhh, they’re finally asleep.  ❞    
❝ Dammit, I just got them to sleep! ❞
❝ Be careful, s/he’s a hair puller…. ❞
❝ Where’s the pacifier!? ❞
❝ I can’t find his/her blanket, please help me. ❞    
❝ I’ve been up since four this morning, it’s your turn. ❞
❝ I found you and the baby sleeping in the recliner at six am and it was so precious. ❞
❝ Stroller, diaper bag, playpen, blanket, bottles, what else do we need before we go to your parents? ❞
❝ A babysitter!? Are you insane!? ❞    
❝ You’re going to spoil them. ❞    
❝ We can’t go out with the baby, that’s just asking for trouble. ❞
❝ Baby’s awake… ❞
❝ S/he’s so precious…. ❞
❝ This is our son/daughter…. ❞
❝ We make damn beautiful babies. ❞
❝ Look at his/her little feet… ❞
❝ S/he has your eyes. ❞
❝ Do not dress him/her in that! ❞    
❝ Be careful with him/her! ❞
❝ Did you remember to pack his/her toy? ❞
❝ His/her first tooth came in today. Already bit me.❞
❝ Did you hear that? That was a cough.❞           

        CHILDREN -

❝ The kids won’t stop fighting. ❞
❝ We should have another. ❞
❝ Stop giving them dessert before dinner! ❞
❝ You’re going to spoil them rotten… ❞
❝ You need to learn not to fall for the puppy dog eyes.  ❞
❝ I just love them so much!? ❞    
❝ How are we going to break the news to them that they’re getting a brother/sister? ❞
❝ Their screaming woke the baby… ❞    
❝ I’m a horrible mother/father… ❞
❝ How can you make the baby hush and I can’t? ❞
❝ Was that a word!? ❞
❝ His/her first word better not be a damn cuss word! ❞    
❝ You look exhausted. ❞
❝ First steps! First steps! ❞
❝ Watch, s/he can roll over now! ❞
❝ I don’t want anyone else watching our baby/children. ❞    
❝ They totally wanted to build the pillow fort, not me. ❞
❝ Can you manage dropping them off? ❞
❝ Damn terrible twos, right? ❞
❝ How did they outgrow their clothes so fast!? ❞   
❝ I think we make damn good parents. ❞
❝ Why are both you and the baby crying? ❞
❝ Here, I’ll watch him/her, you go relax. ❞
❝ I haven’t been able to put her/him down all morning/day/night. ❞    
❝ S/he doesn’t want me, s/he wants you! ❞
❝ S/he just ran into the coffee table, don’t worry. ❞
❝ Stop fighting with me in front of the kid/s! ❞
❝ We shouldn’t have dressed the twins in matching outfits… ❞    
❝ Can I hold him/her? ❞
❝ S/he has separation anxiety because you never put them down! ❞
❝ My mother always hoped my kids would end up like me…I’m so sorry. ❞
❝ I wouldn’t let them do ____, so they started crying. ❞  
❝ Oh, s/he’s just a little angel! ❞
❝ Hello, little one! ❞
❝ I can babysit if you’d like. ❞
❝ Guess who broke your favorite ____. ❞  
❝ Finally got him/her/them to sleep. ❞
❝ It’s your turn to put him/her/them to bed. ❞
❝ I hate bath time. ❞
❝ Can you help me with the kids for five goddamn minutes!? ❞
 
❝ I think ____ is jealous of the baby. ❞
❝ ___ just hit ___, can you do something!? ❞
❝ Is locking kids in the basement against the law!? ❞
❝ They’re cute when they’re quiet. ❞
❝ Maybe taking them to the park will let out all their energy. ❞
❝ _____ colored on the walls today… ❞
❝ Look at the mess they made again… ❞      
                     

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skam meme:

[4/4] scenes ➢ it’s your girl

i’m just thinking about something griffin said in the new ttazz, about how the mcelroys are 4 cishet white dudes, and they didn’t want to only tell stories about cishet white dudes. there’s a post i saw a while ago that essentially said, “write stories with diverse characters, but don’t tell stories that you don’t understand.” like, white people should absolutely have people of color in our stories, but we can’t write about being a person of color because it isn’t our story to tell. and i feel like the adventure zone handled this pretty damn well. taako is a gay man who is dating another man. he doesn’t go through a big emotional struggle because of his sexuality, he doesn’t have a coming out scene, he doesn’t have to deal with homophobic attacks, because justin is straight and he isn’t able to talk about being gay because he isn’t. lup is a trans woman whose gender isn’t talked about- not because it isn’t important, but because griffin is cis and doesn’t know what being trans is like. i mean, they also aren’t wizards and elves and stuff, but wizards and elves and stuff aren’t real people with real struggles. the characters’ orientations and genders are part of them but not the defining part of them. justin and griffin roleplay taako and kravitz just as they would roleplay a dude and a lady who were dating: a little awkwardly, because they’re brothers, but organically and immersively. idk, this post is too long and somewhat incoherent, but i just love these boys and this story and these characters so much

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hello! i hope you enjoyed the episode this week! i liked it a lot. here are the BGs i worked on for it! i consider it my magnum opus of this season because i did…a ton…of these…i started them around thanksgiving and when i came back to work after new year’s i still had more to do lmao.

the gunk world was really challenging and fun to work on! painting a place that’s made of the exact same material that’s the same color and has no logical light source was tough to figure out…phil and jason helped a lot of course! i think the three of us all contributed something neat to the feel of the world. the primary references we used for the actual gunk were snot, sewage, melted crayons, and gak. i also tried to make the ground feel oily.

in the end i’m really proud of how it all came together :8)

next episode is not only my favorite of the season, but one of my top 3 favorite episodes of the whole series, so don’t forget to come back in 2 weeks and come excited!!!

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So after many hours of work, I made some BATIM screenshot edits to use for whatever! Backgrounds, headers, knock yourself out.

Crediting is loved, but not necessary. Just don’t TAKE credit for them, and we’re good.

They have captions

BE SURE TO CLICK THEM TO ACTUALLY SEE THEM ON TUMBLRS WEIRD FORMAT

(and right click, open in new page to see it BIG)

tips for studyblrs on a budget

While there are a lot of good things about the studyblr community, a lot of people (myself included) have noticed that the goal of many within the community is often having the most perfect, beautiful notes and supplies. For a lot of people, this is just far too expensive to be justified. There’s obviously nothing wrong with if you have the money for the “studyblr best” supplies, or if you just want to treat yo’ self, but here’s some tips to help you get nice study supplies without breaking the bank!:

1. Dollar stores! They generally have a decent selection of office supplies (as well as a lot of other basics), and some stores stick to an “everything is $1″ policy. I tend to buy pens, sharpies, and notecards from dollar stores. Though a tip is to go for the sets of pens/sharpies, because those are likely to be cheaper than buying them somewhere else (individual pens aren’t necessarily cheaper at a dollar store). I also have a nice set of highlighters, and my mom got a set of gel pens that seem to be similar to the Pilot Juice pens.

2. Speaking of pens… if you want to keep a good variety of pens, my general rule of thumb is this: ~4 black pens in two different sizes (My most-used are my Pilot G-2 in the 1.0 size and the Muji 0.38) - this way you have a thicker pen when you want/need that, and a thinner pen when that’s preferred. If you only use one size, more power to ya. I like to use a thicker black pen for headings and use the thinner for details when taking notes.
As for colors, I recommend just having one of each color that you use. If you’re not going to use 5 shades of yellow pen regularly, you don’t need that new set with a cool shade you don’t have yet. Find a brand/type of pen you like, and stick with one or two colored sets at most (I learned this from experience).

3. Highlighters: Don’t get them if you know you don’t use them. Don’t get different varieties if you don’t use them. If you love the look of neon highlighters, you don’t need to splurge for something like the Zebra Mildliners. If you don’t like the neon ones, but think you’d use the Mildliners, go for it. Most of the time, I don’t use highlighters when taking notes, I just write the words I would have highlighted in a different color from the rest of the notes (this works best when you’re taking notes from a textbook or copying notes over).

4. Just get a decent backpack. One that’ll hold up and hold all you need, but don’t feel like you need a specific brand or style of backpack. It’s literally on your back half the time, it doesn’t need to be cute.

5. Cheap notebooks work just as well as expensive notebooks. Get the off-brand notebook on the bottom shelf at target. Don’t feel like you can’t use the remaining pages at the end after your class ends. You can start a new subject in an old notebook. You can practice handwriting in an old notebook. You can use an old notebook as scratch paper or to jot down random things you need to remember. Hell, make a hundred paper cranes with the extra paper if you like to. You don’t need to let the extra paper go to waste.

If you know you’ll only use about half a notebook for one of your classes, get one with less paper or get a 3- or 5- subject notebook for your classes. Each subject generally has less paper than a regular 1-subject notebook, and it helps keep everything together.

If you want to keep a bullet journal, that doesn’t mean you need a fancy notebook for it. You can make the inside look just as good or be just as useful as any Moleskine.

6. Study with a whiteboard. I’m one of those people who has to write something down ten times in order to remember it. Now I could use paper to write it all down, but that’s a lot of paper that I’m wasting over the course of a school year. I decided to get a couple whiteboards instead. I have one small one, about the size of a piece of paper (I don’t exactly remember the cost but I think it was somewhere around $5 maybe? Could have been another dollar store find), and I have a bigger one that I keep on my wall (this one was from Sams Club and cost around $12 and included markers, a tiny eraser, magnets, and a cork board section with push pins - I use this for reminders and holding up my wall calendar, but before exams I take it down and use it to review)

7. Don’t buy the pretty planner if you know you’re not going to use it. If you already have a bullet journal, you probably don’t also need a planner, and vice versa. You can generally use both in the same way, it’s just a matter of finding what works best for you.

9. Don’t fall into the studyblr aesthetic trap. If you know you won’t use something enough to make the purchase worth it, don’t feel like you have to get it.


If you really want to get something, go for it. But don’t feel like you have to have certain supplies to succeed or to be studyblr famous. I’ve been a stationery lover for much longer than studyblrs have been around, and these are just a few things I’ve learned. Now, go tackle that homework!