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anonymous asked:

hello 😊 i saw your post about bobs burgers and autism — and id love to know more!

Well I know Tina and Bob are the more popular autistic Bob’s Burgers headcanons but I feel like the Belcher’s can all be considered autistic.
I mean I could start posting specific headcanons/observations sometime if y'all are interested, but here’s some general things that come to mind right now (ofc this is just my perspective and some of these things aren’t solely indicative of autism but anywayy)

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they say grief is a well.
deep with creeping water that
seeps first into your socks. it climbs
like ivy, making an abandoned
building out of your bones.

i can see it. the well, i mean,
the grief and the water and the
creeping. i can see it.


i think grief is more like a storm.
clouds that hug the horizon, caress
the sky with fingers that leave bruises
the colour of the skin under your eyes
when you haven’t slept for a week.

lightning bolts that illuminate
the shapes in the dark for just long enough
that you get to see remnants of a normal life,
picnic blankets not abandoned to rain,
beaches covered with sand and not hail,
but the light never lasts.

and thunder. thunder that drowns out
the sound of laughter. thunder that only knows
how to emphasise the gaps of quiet
in between each earth shaking sigh.

they say that grief is a well,
it collects in your chest and fills and spills over
as the walls wage war with the water. i can see it. i can.
but my grief is more like a storm where lightning likes
to strike the same place a thousand times each day.

l.s. | ON GRIEF © 2016


Teaser video for Tokwa Penaflorida & Soleil Ignacio’s collaboration for their Hello Sailor exhibit at Heima Cubao X on April 14, 2012

Music by Tarsius (feat. Slow Hello), remixed by Similar Objects. 

Video: Fold Canela
Assisted by: Eldzs Mejia and Chi Jihan

Thursday Room, April 2012

When to Capitalize

Traditional English convention has one rule: if it’s unique, capitalize it.

For example, the following would be capitalized:

  • a person’s name, including the title (Duke of York)
  • a specific place/location (the Misty Mountains)
  • a specific people group (the Drow)
  • a unique object or group of objects (the Boxes of Orden)
  • a brand-name object (Corvette)
  • a person that is sacred or held in high regard (Her Majesty)

The following would (traditionally) not:

  • a person’s rank when not referenced as part of their title (the duke)
  • a general location (the mountains)
  • a combination of people groups that share a similar trait (humans)
  • an object that is not brand-specific (spark plug)
  • a common object (the cloak)

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Child's Eye, Zen Eye

As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.
– Suzuki Roshi

Do we see what is there or the mental symbols for what we think is there?

Our cognitive process is an evolutionary development. An adult sees an object and instantly makes assumptions based upon experiences. We look at a coffee cup and we mentally compare it to our catalog of experience with other similar objects. We make assumptions about its physical qualities based on prior observation. Very useful.

A child however has no catalog and experiences each event fresh with no preconceptions. Observe the intensity that a child exhibits in examining something new. It can something as simple as a new toy or a dandelion. She becomes absorbed in the experience as everything is fresh and new.

In Taoist philosophy and in Zen, heavily influenced by Tao, this is a skill to be developed through meditation and practice. It is called “child’s mind”.  It means looking at everything with fresh eyes. I have the good fortune to be able to recall a few of my childhood perceptions and I can say that these early perceptions differ greatly from perceptions as an adult. They are more intense, more vivid and woven together with powerful emotion.

“The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality.”

— Eckhart Tolle

๑ Samsaran ๑

Lack of Feelings of Entitlement

In general, women are no less satisfied than men are with their jobs and pay, despite the fact that women earn less than men for “objectively similar performance inputs” (Major 1987). Also, despite the fact that women know other women are paid less than they deserve, women think that they personally are not underpaid. Similarly, women express no less satisfaction than men do with their marriages, despite the fact that women do more of the household chores, do more child care, and have less say in important decisions than men, even when both husband and wife work full time (Major 1987). Do women believe we deserve less than men?

Numerous studies have been carried out in an attempt to understand women’s paradoxical responses to employment and pay injustices. The studies typically use an experimental situation in which male and female subjects are asked to do a task in same- or mixed-sex groups. At the end of the task, the subjects are asked to pay either themselves or their partner any amount up to a maximum. In two such studies, Callahan-Levy and Messe (1979) found that females paid themselves less than did male subjects. This sex difference in self-pay occurred at all age levels, from first graders to undergraduate college students. In fact, the older the girls, the less they paid themselves relative to what boys their same age paid themselves! The sex difference in self-pay was not due to females feeling they had done a poorer job than males, for there was no difference in the two sexes’ self-reported evaluations of their performance (Callahan-Levy and Messe 1979).

Major et al. (1984) asked subjects to count sets of dots in various spatial configurations. Subjects were told, “Our only requirement is that you do as much work as you think is fair for the amount of money we have been able to pay you. The $4.00 is yours to keep regardless of how long you work on the task or how many sets of dots you count.” Females worked longer than males for the $4.00. They also counted more dot sets, counted dot sets correctly more often, and worked more efficiently than men. Despite the fact that women outperformed men on every measure, men and women did not differ in the performance evaluations they gave themselves! These findings regarding women’s feelings of entitlement indicate that, as females, we do not believe our labor is worth as much as men believe theirs is worth. The results therefore suggest that women have internalized male culture’s view that women’s labor is worth less than men’s.

Loving to Survive by Dee L.R. Graham


Tutorial: How to bake shadow for clothing

I decided to make a tutorial for this although there’s already a similar one for objects on s4s forum, in case some of you didn’t realize you can bake shadow for clothing too. This also applies to any other CAS items.


Anatomy of Spanish: An indirect object [objeto indirecto] is typically a person, animate object, or personified object that receives the result of the action. While a direct object is the thing being acted upon, the indirect object is the person or thing that is the recipient of the action.

In the sentence te mando la carta, it is la carta that is the direct object - being acted upon by the subject through the verb. And the te “to you” indicates who the recipient of the action is; “to whom” or “for whom” an action is done. In a case system, an indirect object is typically identified under the “dative” case.

The indirect object pronouns - me, te, le, les, nos, os - are pretty standard and look similar to the direct object pronouns (which are me, te, lo/la, los/las, nos, os).

For an indirect object, you can make it emphatic by adding an a plus the subject. With me, te, nos, os - who create no confusion as they only apply to yo, tú, nosotros/nosotras, vosotros/vosotras - the addition of the a is even more emphatic. So.. no me digas “don’t tell me” is even more emphatic as no me digas a mí “don’t tell ME”.

It is third person singular (le) and third person plural (les) that are the ones to watch for. Because le mando la carta could be “I am sending the letter to him/her/You”. You can mark the subject’s name or the pronoun; le mando la carta a Ana / le mando la carta a ellale mando la carta a Luis / le mando la carta a él… and le mando la carta a usted.

The same applies for les which is plural.

When joining a direct object and an indirect object, there’s typically no problem with me, te, nos, os staying the same; te lo mando, me lo mandan, nos la mandas, etc.

With third person - le and les - they change to se when joined with a direct object. This is because le lo or les lo would sound silly and trip up the tongue.

A sentence like… se lo mando, se la mando could potentially refer to ANY third person subject. In proper context, there’s no confusion. But if you think there could be, you can say… se lo mando (a él / ella / usted / ellos / ellas / ustedes)

Many verbs, especially the verbs like gustar - gustar, encantar, molestar, interesar, importar, fascinar, aburrir, cansar, agradecer etc. - use indirect objects, so it’s important to know how they work and why.

Obi-Wan to Anakin, at least once a week during his training: I HOPE ONE DAY YOU HAVE A PADAWAN LIKE YOURSELF

Obi-Wan after a few months co-parenting Ahsoka: DEAR GOD I TAKE IT BACK
Clutter Your Table Set
Yay I finally finished it! This clutter set will let you make some beautiful tablescapes, just in time for the new game pack ;) Firstly, I created some overrides for the tables in game to have more...


My Table Clutter has finally been updated and should work properly with the new patch now. Click the link above and re-download the updated files! While I was in there I found a couple of other things that needed a fix too, see the changes below. 


  • Dining Table Slot overrides will now snap to chairs and booths properly
  • Fixed footprints - some objects would interfere with eating since the last patch 
  • Added some missing bump maps and speculars
  • Adjusted pricing so that similar objects show up next to each other in catalog
  • Added the nectar glass - Dine Out required!

ruined-by-destiel  asked:

Hey Sam, I have a question. I got these earrings that are shaped like the anti possession symbol, and that led me to thinking. Even though it's not tattooed on me, does it still prevent possession? I guess that same question would go for t-shirts wth the symbol on them too. Just curious :) I'm not planning on encountering demons any time soon.

Dean said our mom had a bracelet with warding symbols that he saw, and there are a lot of hunters that carry around similar accessories and objects on them as a safeguard, Dean being one of them. While it does work, it’s not as bullet-proof as a tattoo because it’s not as permanent. Clothes and earrings can fall off, so just make sure they don’t and you’ll be one step ahead.


Last month, the Two-Way reported on a discovery at Auschwitz: a mug that held a gold ring and necklace, painstakingly hidden from the Nazis and concealed for 70 years. The museum was unable to determine the owner of the jewelry.

A reader emailed soon after.

“I want to share a story of a similar object,” Sabina Rak Neugebauer wrote. “But in this case I know a lot about the people the object belonged to.” We called Sabina and her mother, Eda Rak, to hear the story of Sabina’s grandparents and their tea canister.

It was a rusty tin canister, about the size of a coffee can. Inside — always — were bags of Swee Touch Nee tea, with a distinctive, floral, sweet smell.

The tea was a hallmark in the home of Guta and Mayer Rak. Eda Rak remembers her parents drinking it out of tall glass cups, with a sugar cube between the teeth. It was more than a little embarrassing, she says.

Before World War II, Mayer Rak had been a writer in Europe. In the decades after, he worked in the garment industry in the Bronx. In between the two lives, he and his wife spent years fleeing Nazi and Soviet persecution.

They didn’t talk much about that time. And they didn’t talk about the tea canister, a humble-looking household object, at all. Until one day, they finally mentioned to their daughter that it might hold something more than tea.

Tea, Pride, Mystery: For One Family That Fled The Nazis, A Tin Canister Held It All

Photos: Courtesy of Sabina Rak Neugebauer

Zeref’s Necklace

Today in Latin class, my teacher revealed a fact about the Roman dress that could explain Zeref’s Necklace

See that Locket-looking necklace on his neck? Well, That’s in fact a “Bulla”

Bulla, an amulet worn like a locket, was given to male children in Ancient Rome nine days after birth. Rather similar objects are rare finds from Late Bronze Age Ireland. Roman bullae were enigmatic objects of lead, for the well-off covered in gold foil. A bulla was worn around the neck as a locket to protect against evil spirits and forces. (

How do I know this? Take a look at this:

See that Pendent on the boy’s neck….now look at Zeref again.

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Now, looking back into chapter 436, we don’t see Zeref wearing this pendant till the scene where *spoiler*Natsu is revived. Why?

Remember Juvia when we were first introduced to her? Remember that Teru Teru Bozu?

The “Legend” said that the Teru Teru Bozu would chase away the rain. Did it? No, but she continued to wear it till she met Gray.

What about Zeref? It would make sense that Zeref would adopt this necklace as a charm to “chase away” evil. The irony of this belief is saddening.  

So what is Zeref trying to chase away? Well Juvia was trying to chase away her curse of bringing the rain. Zeref, perhaps he is trying to chase away his curse.

And we all know where that gets him… *Cries*

Hope you found this informative.

Zeref out.

anonymous asked:

hi, i saw a question earlier asking about chakras because Hinduism is closed. My question: if chakras exist how are they considered closed? (please forgive me if im being offensive, im honestly curious) it seems comparable to americans saying "we discovered neurosurgery so now no one else can operate on the brain". i understand practices/ceremonies surrounding chakras and anything concerning the Hindu deities being closed, but chakras themselves? how can an existing thing be considered "closed"?

It’s an understandable confusion as many people will just say something is closed without explain how or why. Chakras are closed because much like the concepts of Karma (Or Kamma depending on whether you’re using Sanskrit or Pali). They have been largely bastardized and repackaged by the west for the ~Aesthetic~ of it similar to how people appropriate bindi’s and other similar ceremonial/religious objects without understanding the cultural significance of them.


honestly things like the rage room and punching a pillow (or similar object) to cope with anger are VERY bad ideas

aggressive acts of that manner as a coping skill for anger reinforce the connection between acting violently and feeling angry. a link between acting this way has been shown in studies to not only increase aggressive behavior but to potentially decrease an individual’s level of self control.  pretty much all research that’s been done on catharsis theory has shown that it doesn’t really help at all.