Similar Objects

anaisnein  asked:

As another gen x afab dysphoric cis-I-guess-but-in-an-angry-bitter-way person, I feel there may be an age factor where options that might click well for a 22-year-old are hard for a 44-year-old in a similar object-level situation to feel as personally viable or relevant. I feel like I formed my sense of myself when certain options, no, whole menus, weren't yet built into the identity software, my old OS won't support a software upgrade, the current OS isn't designed to run on my hardware, etc.

This makes sense to me.

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

striders, bfs, and cleanliness

karkat and jake bond over what fucking utter pigs the striders can be. jake’s room is sort of a sty but nothing compares to dirk “I have vague piles of somewhat similar objects” strider or dave “I strung cords into a spiderweb and told everybody it was for irony when really I am just bad at organization” strider. jake has hoarding tendencies but when given space for his shit that is bigger than one room finds it easy to spread his shit out and keep it at least a little clean – he’s not grandpa age yet, after all. karkat, meanwhile, we all know karkat is the universe’s biggest fucking neat freak. he is constantly complaining about how dave lets garbage pile up and one day he and jake go through and clean up the house to the wailed “I HAVE A SYSTEM” of dirk and the eyebrow-furrowed befuddlement of dave.

immediately after, jake leaves to clean up and dave is still busy working on some music so dirk and karkat get to talking. initially they were uncomfortable as fuck with each other but as time has gone by and they’ve both figured out the other one is mostly pretending at competence, they’ve gotten to like each other. 

dirk jokes that he has no idea how jake is going to know what to do in the shower since there’s like 50 bottles of product and he has only ever used a washcloth and a single bar of soap. karkat finds this hilarious and tells dirk that he is pretty sure dave never even used scrubrags until karkat got on his case for not doing so. this turns into a beautiful conversation about their boyfriends’ respective thickheadedness w/r/t hygiene. karkat doesn’t entirely follow when dirk starts pontificating on the difference between cleanser and moisturizer. doesn’t matter. they bond over this the same way jake and karkat bond over the striders being messy as fuck.

(similarly, jake and dave bond over how weirdly neurotic their boyfriends are – while jake mostly talks about how vain and fucking precious dirk is about his appearance, dave talks about how karkat flips out if there is even a speck of dirt on the rug, but the bonding happens anyway)

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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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.


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.


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

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

I swear if we don’t find out who Dessert Glass was/is by the end of the series I will flip.

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

anonymous asked:

Did you see the video of Sam at the wedding? What do you think about it?

After several drops of the link into my inbox

(Hey Shatner, how come you are not screaming at Antis for invasion of privacy? Smh)

I caved and watched, because I’m an idiot.

All I can say is, with all objectivity, that (similar to Cait and Tony) I would have never thought looking at their interaction that they are a couple.
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!
Dormies and vacation townies?

Hi everyone! Hoping someone can help me… I often abduct walk by townies off the street and give them makeovers (I think of myself like Clinton and Stacy from What Not to Wear) and release them back into the wild with the Sim Blender. However, it only has options to make someone a townie or a downtownie. Is there a similar object where I can add someone to a household, and then release them back as either a dormie or a vacation subhood resident, especially for particular vacation hoods so I don’t have people looking totally out of place….???