and here we have the new and improved version!

The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown

* Please note that the following breakdown contains some potential spoilers for the movie - they’re mostly based on inferences and rumours, but you probably want to skip this post entirely if you’re spoiler-averse. *

I’m exhausted (I woke up way too early to watch that trailer!), but I knew I couldn’t rest until I had done this. There is so much to unpack here, so you’ll have to excuse me for omitting some things (mainly space battles) and skimming over others. 

I’m sure I’m wrong with a good chunk of this, but this is all meant in good fun.

I hope you enjoy my first stab at breaking this baby down - if you think it can be improved or spot anything that needs to be corrected, please let me know.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, so I just saw a comment of someone saying skam romanticizes mental illness and I was wondering your opinion? I don't agree at all but I wanted to hear your opinion because I really respect it. It's okay if you don't want to answer this ask, I understand if that's the case. Hope you're having a nice day!

Hey anon, thanks for asking.

First of all, this is obviously only going to be my point of view. I do not know what that person you’re referring to said exactly and I don’t want to disregard their feelings on the subject. I think if someone who has a mental illness feels that SKAM (or anything else) romanticises their illness it’s important to listen to why they think so. They probably have good reasons.

Now onto my opinion (and, FYI, I will focus on sesong 3 here, even though sesong 2 has great and subtle approaches to eating disorders and trauma).

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curiosity (31 Horrific Days)

Day 8
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Stefan Salvatore, Kol Mikaelson 

“Don’t let anyone else in here,” Stefan says and he has one foot on the bottom step already.  He is looking down at her like he is trying to remember what other ground rules to throw out there.  “And for God’s sake, leave the coffins closed.”

Bonnie is about to tell him that this ‘new and improved’ version of Stefan Salvatore is a dick.  Of course she sticks to something more diplomatic.  “How long are we going to hide them here, Stefan?  The witches aren’t exactly cool with Original vampires chilling in their basement.”

“Well, they’re dead aren’t they?  So it’s not like they have to worry about tripping over a coffin or anything,” Stefan shoots back.  He obviously doesn’t have an answer for her question.  He is just consumed with the idea of striking back at Klaus for screwing up his life.  He stomps up the stairs. He is almost out of sight when he throws a parting shot. “I’ll try to be back before dark.” 

Yep, definitely a dick.

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Here we have the Halloween gif I promised, and also a standalone version since the gif compression was too much for me to handle.

It’s really cool doing a yearly drawing; it lets me see where I was at a specific time artistically each year, and how I am improving as an artist. While I don’t hate them, I would never post my past Halloween drawings now, and that’s a good feeling.

Another good thing about this drawing is that it finally convinced me I need a new desktop. My computer really struggled this time. My poor 7-year-old baby.

Happy Halloween! I think I have 1500 followers now! I’m blown away (and I love you)!

Searching for Something? Try the New National Archives Catalog!

Have you visited the National Archives Catalog lately? Now’s a great time to stop by! The Catalog is the online public portal to National Archives records and information about our records. We’re excited to announce some big changes that will make it easier to use, more interactive, and an even more valuable research tool. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting these features along with tips on how to get the most from your visit. To get started, here’s a preview of the improvements you can expect in this new release:

  • Enjoy the updated homepage featuring background images from catalog records
  • Add your comments on digitized records, descriptions, and authority records
  • Find what you need with a more intuitive advanced search
  • Efficiently browse hits with better “Next Page” link placement
  • Track your Citizen Archivist contributions with updated user account pages
  • Add data from scanned records to your developer toolbox with increased API functionality

Want Catalog news and tips delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up for our occasional newsletter here. It’s a quick, fun read, and we promise not to spam you.

If you have questions and comments about the new version, or about the Catalog in general, please leave a comment or email us at

(Updated homepage featuring Austro-Americana & Fratelli Cosulich poster, NARA ID 7455537)

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Survival Guides are back!

Last year we provided survival guides for cosplaying, pre, during, and post con. These were a hit and we could never have written them without YOUR help! 

We need your help again!

Here is a link to the Pre-Con Survival Guide from 2015. Take a look and let us know what we can do to improve this document! We want to have a new 2016 version published sometime in mid February.

While you’re at it look over the During Con Survival Guide, the Post-Con Survival Guide and the Cosplay Survival Guide.

Send us messages!

Please reblog this post to spread the word, but if you have advice to share with us or feel something needs to be updated send us a message. Notes on reblogs get lost and we don’t always see them. You can email us at 

Thank you!

These were written by YOU for YOU. We could never have done it alone. You are all a part of the Homeless Network. Everyone who shares our posts, sends us ideas, questions, or information, YOU are one of us. Thank you for making this possible.

A special thank you to @shockingblankets for our first ever fan art!

Ah, I bet you are wondering what that picture above is.

That is an image of the new 3ds’ second circle pad, magnified 100,000 times by a scanning electron microscope.

The size of the new circle pad was inspired by how much nintendo cared about delivering a worthwhile new product.

The new 3ds isn’t just a product with a snazzy new name and a circle pad crammed in a little tiny corner, no, the new 3ds is much more.

It comes with a faster processor as well.  Because the new 3ds won’t have many games made specifically for it, and will instead run games intended for the original 3ds, this may seem a strange decision.  But the beauty of the faster processor really shines through when you realize the extra power will be put toward important things, like loading nintendo’s dazzling eshop faster.  It is even said that the new processor will be put to good use by simultaneously running your 3ds games, and, without dropping the framerate, also render a full 3d high poly animation of Reggie Fils-Aime licking Shigeru Miyamoto’s cheek.

The new 3ds will be released along side the new 3ds LL which will be a smaller version of the old 3ds LL (or XL in north america).  Because how do you improve the XL version of something? Make it smaller!

Ah, here we have one of the designers of the new 3ds hard at work.

Nothing speaks to the fine craftmanship of Nintendo quite like the clear intelligence and dedication of its workers.

The popular Wii RPG “Xenoblade Chronicles” will be ported to the new 3ds exclusively.  It is believed that the CEO of Monolith Soft, developer of Xenoblade, was told to make it a new 3ds exclusive during a riveting conversation with his left sock.  Should the rumor prove true, the sock will be recognized as the most intelligent article of clothing in the gaming world, and will be used to breed more intelligent footwear.

and if none of this stuff makes you want a new 3ds