am supposed to be doing work

brachial-saur  asked:

Joy, how much control does an author have over whether their books are printed on recycled paper? Would they have to take a pay cut? Are certain publishing houses investing more in recycled material? Thanks.

As far as I am aware no big name publisher uses 100% recycled paper to print their books, although if memory recalls Random House and a few others use up to 25% recycled paper to print. I forget why it’s not higher but I think it has something to do with how the ink responds to certain types of paper.

I wouldn’t think the author would need to take a pay cut, that’s not generally how that works, but I also think you will be hard pushed to find a publishing house that uses 100% recycled paper.

I suppose your best option would be to look into which houses do this as common practice and who have signed the Book Industry Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing.

anonymous asked:

I've been following your blog for a little bit now and have seen people talk about a question tax. Can you explain what this is please?


The ‘Question Tax’ was an idea I implemented because this blog is supposed to be fun for me. The internet as a whole has been consistently bombarding me with questions ranging from “What do I do with my puppy?” to “Am I smart enough for vet school?” and everything in between, including several anonymous people desperately needing someone to reach out to.

Frankly, that’s work. That’s what I get paid to do at my day job. Having a list of 60 asks to get through (as of typing) that all want information that is work is honestly tiring. It was wearing me down.

So I made the Question Tax. If you’re asking questions, or just appreciate the blog in general, I asked that in return you ask/answer a completely non-veterinary question. Makes my brain think of something else. I suppose it’s not really a tax, more of a toll, or a game.

It keeps in interesting for me. I mean I have 24 asks in line wanting to know my ‘thoughts’ on different dog breeds, and though these questions just keep coming, it’s not that interesting for me to write about. I’m not sure if they’re that interesting for you to read about since they don’t get many notes, but they do generate more questions.

That’s all it is. A moment of your time in return for some of mine. Some questions have been things like ‘what pokemon would I be’ or ‘what fictional characters do I remind you of’, but the current one is still:

“I came to your blog for ______________ but I’ve stayed for ______________.

Though I should probably change it soon to “What sort of content would you like to see on my Patreon?

I just want to clarify for a minute that Norman Reedus is a 48 year old adult whom many of us have never even met and do not even know. It upsets me to see that people who call themselves his “fans” are bashing at him and DK for something that is not even confirmed!!!! And even if it is… IT IS NOT OUR PLACE TO JUDGE!!!! These are two, consenting adults in their 40’s who became friends through work and may have begun a relationship in a difficult circumstance. While many may not agree with how their supposed relationship began we have to remember that this happens all the time and it’s not just a “ celebrity” thing. I admire Mr. Reedus for his work and, from what I can tell through interviews, nice personality. While I do not follow Ms. Kruger’s work as extensively, I am not about to call her names simply because she left her former partner. Who, by the way, seem to be on good terms with and. Kruger after their split as they have been seen hanging out together and not letting their breakup stop their friendship. I would just like us all to remember that we have no business voicing our opinions into these people’s lives and, if you are truly a fan of Mr. Reedus’, then you’ll care mostly that he is happy


Oh, hey, I still need to finish this thing.

2 hours of work tonight on panels 1-4.  

I can no longer in good conscience call it the Grand Canyon, because it very much isn’t. So, we’re gonna go with Canyonland. Panels 1-3 are *finally* finished. Unless I decide to knitpick them. Which I am trying desperately not to do.

Panel 4 is… probably screwed up because I started painting from the top/furthest items (like I was supposed to), and working my way down/near. But then I decided to finish off the bottom to ensure it matched panel 3. Now I am going to have to backfill the middle and hope for the best.

One of the cats is currently sleeping on Panel 5. So, that one didn’t get worked on at all.

Still, progress is progress. Sorry if the colors/saturation are all over the place. I have a new monitor and have both the brightness and contrast almost to 0 because it is way too bright and, despite both settings being almost on 0, OMG I AM STARING INTO THE SUN when I try to use it.

Acrylic painting, 5 panels, total dimensions 60″ x 24″.  WIP

Stop trying to make poor people feel guilty for splurging on a $12 bottle of wine once in a while or a $2 coffee every other morning while you throw around money like it’s nothing.

I’m so sorry to tell you, but when someone works 40+ hours a week, or even just part time, and still can’t afford to spend $2 for a damn coffee, THEY ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. Our society is.

You’re out here buying yourself $20 lunches and $50 shampoos like, please tell me more about how a coffee that puts a smile on my face is me “spending irresponsibly”.

What am I supposed to just work, and go home? Never do anything, never buy myself a lunch or a new shirt ever or enjoy life in the slightest? Cause there are millionaires out there with vacation mansions in 8 different countries so please keep telling me how I’m wasting my money on a fucking $10 lipstick that made me feel pretty.


Let’s swing, baby!

Part of the Pandora Hearts gift exchange! This one’s for Dweebunny! Hope you have a lovely winter break! <3

“Just do what I’m doing,” Alicia says, fighting to keep herself from laughing.

“I am!” Bob’s looking at her with eyebrows raised so high he looks like the ‘after’ photo of a botox catastrophe. “I feel like I’m doing exactly what you’re doing.”

“That can’t feel natural. Relax your face. You’re supposed to look surprised, not horrified.”

Whatever gene gives hockey players their talent must feed off their acting abilities; she’s worked with a few in her day and none of them could manage more than some stiff lines delivered with blank stares. It doesn’t seem to get better with practice, at least not in Bob’s case.

The doorbell rings and they both stand quickly, giving each other reassuring looks before making their way to the front door.

Jack stands in the doorway with Eric, and Alicia pretends not to notice their hands linked together until the timing is right.

“Maman, Papa, you know I said I wanted to introduce you to someone special?”

“Of course we remember Eric, dear,” Alicia says fondly.

“We’re dating.”

Alicia schools her expression into a practiced look of polite surprise, and pinches Bob as his cue to do the same.

“Uh, Dad? What’s wrong with your face?”



English annotating of Gatsby Texts - also my trip to the Winchester Christmas Market in December (which i miss already) 

The amount of work I have to do is making me panic constantly…No free time at all! Also got my exam questions for my Photography exam project and the questions are so bad *cries* what am i supposed to do with boxes! 

My tumblr experience
  • Me in the begaining: * what the fuck am I supposed to do, how does this even work?!?!
  • Me after a few months: *oh okay I found my interests and found other things I never thought I'd be into*
  • Me few years later: * tags everything like a fucking professional & makes shitty posts to get attention but internally am really proud of them*

Drabble Prompt: “I have stabbed people with these heels before and I’m not afraid to do it again, so I would suggest not pissing me off.“ 

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Requested by: @x-x-owrooh-x-x

“What’s up, Sammy?” Dean greets, answering his phone as he cruises down the highway in Baby.

“Hey, man. I need to take a rain check. We got a break in the case so I’m gonna be at the station for a while.”

“That sucks.” Dean whines. “What am I supposed to do now?”

“Uh go home?” Sam suggests chuckling.

“I can’t. Y/N is having a girls night with Charlie. She made me promise to stay away. I planned on crashing at your place after the bar.”

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Confused Starters
  • "Is it suppose to look like that?"
  • "What are you doing?"
  • "Is that legal?"
  • "I'm not sure where we are."
  • "Why is this not working?"
  • "Who was that?"
  • "I have no idea what's going on."
  • "Why do you vex me so?"
  • "Can you not?"
  • "I'm not sure if I like this or not."
  • "I'm not sure what I want."
  • "Should we be doing this?"
  • "I don't understand what I did wrong."
  • "Why do they seem to be so upset?"
  • "What am I doing wrong?"
  • "What can I do to help?"
  • "What is that?"
  • "Should it be doing that?"
  • "I don't think that's normal."
  • "What is going on here?"
Arranged Marriage Starters

“You’re not what I was expecting.”

“I’m not going through with this and you can’t make me.”

“Look, I’m not any happier about this than you are, but why don’t we try and make this work.”

“We don’t have to be in love, but maybe we could be friends.”

“Wow. I wasn’t expecting someone who looked like you do.”

“Arranged marriages are weird. All your life you’re told not to talk to strangers and then you’re asked to sleep with one.”

“I can sleep on the couch if you prefer.”

“How am I supposed to live with them when I love someone else?”

“You’re making me marry THEM?”

“Don’t you touch me.”

“It’s my parents. They’ve arranged me to marry someone else.”

“So how much was my life worth to you?”

“Uh… I know we don’t really have a choice, but will you marry me?”

“Why don’t we go pick out a ring together?”

“This doesn’t have to be forever. If it doesn’t work out we can always get a divorce.”

“Listen, my parents paid for you. You’re my property now.”

“Let’s start simple. What’s your favorite color?”

“The only reason I need you is make sure that my bloodline has an heir.”

“I will never love you.”

The softest headcanons this World has Ever Seen

I’ve been in a horrible mood all day for reasons i honestly don’t know. So here’s some nice, soft, platonic headcanons between some characters.

  • Hanazawa “I have done horrible things in the past and feel guilt about it” Teruki has basically taken Serizawa “I have too done horrible things and am working towards being more independent” Katsuya under his wing
    • Teruki is really sympathetic with people that struggle with the same things he does.
  • Serizawa doesn’t really know how to do basic Adult Things, and unfortunately Reigen can’t be there all the time and Mob is, in fact, a Child
    • going to the grocery store, or buying new appliances that aren’t Utter Shit is pretty hard
      • Teruki, who is better at being an Adult than most adults, tends to conveniently appear out of nowhere when Serizawa is trying to figure out what kind of lose leaf tea Reigen likes
        • “Make sure to get a frying pan with a rubber or plastic handle to avoid burning yourself,” Teruki says right behind Serizawa, not even batting an eye at Seri’s frightened screech and the frying pans falling to the floor
  • Tsubomi likes to help out in some classes for younger grades, specifically English classes because she’s surprisingly fluent
    • Ritsu is shit at English pronunciation. Tsubomi helps him quite a bit
    • she also offered to tutor him after school
      • Mob nearly explodes when he see Ritsu walking home with Tsubomi one day (Ritsu is oblivious of Mob’s crush on her lmao)
  • When Shou swaps interests for a bit, going for something….. kind of strange, (his hyper fixation on Egyptian hieroglyphs basically came out of nowhere) he will spam everyone in his contact list with pictures and a lot of excited facts about it
    • Mob is the only one that gets excited with him, sending emojis as simple responses or asking questions or just egging him on somehow
  • Shou also sends Mob painting mixing/stimming/speed paint videos all the time, since he knows those calm him down quite a bit
    • Mob always thanks him in person. Shou usually tries to brush it off, gets extremely flustered, or goes invisible
  •  Mezato, nosy as hell, once followed Tome and Mob when she overheard they were going on a friend date to look for telepathic espers
    • somewhere along the line, she confronted them about it, only to get dragged into going to grab some ice cream from the ice cream parlor the always go to
      • “Hey Mob, Mezato, did you know that there’s no grape ice cream because Ben from Ben & Jerry’s–” “Made grape ice cream to impress Jerry’s sister, only to find out it’s toxic to dogs when her dog ate it? Yep, sure did.” “… Oh my god oh my god are you telepathic??”
  • Reigen and Tome follow each other on all forms of social media
    • Whenever one of them posts something,(adverts for the office, or picture’s of the latest UFO sightings) the other will add a snarky remark in a matter of seconds.
      • Always breaks out into an online argument
      • no one knows how this developed??? it’s just a thing now
    • “Ahh, I can ask him to leave you alone, if you want Tome–” “No no Mob, you don’t understand. These arguments are the highlight of my week.” “….. aah, okay…”
  • you know you’ve become an Official Adopted Child when Reigen takes you out for lunch. He’s saving up to take both Tome and Serizawa out somewhere nice

yeah so I went to #tatinof in Berlin and i had the chance to meet Dan and phil. They’re literally the cutest person on earth, they were so adorable.
When I met them I told them I came from France and they were really impressed, also Dan liked my magneto tshirt. They were so caring. Their arms are the safest place on earth.
The show was absolutely incredible, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and passion. They put all they’ve got in this. This day was the happiest I’ve ever been so far.
I already miss them so freakin much, and I hope to see them again soon. I feel literally empty now, like what am I supposed to do with my life now?

(Dan took a blurry picture but I don’t really mind tbh)