beginning of the month

Haven’t made a post in a while , what’s new? Not a lot, but parents started being supportive in terms of me wanting to travel and in terms of what I’ll do after uni, ngl found really good job offers that I could 100% go for.

I’m slowly preparing for life, or even, I’m trying to. Looking for different things I could do in order to move out and be able to pay for bills alone, but also trying out meditation which has been good so far. I have been hanging out with my girl “friends” more than usually and can’t really say if it’s been good or bad, in some ways I feel negative towards things after speaking to girls about certain stuff, but overcoming this with a lot of sleep, a lot of drawing, and finally animating! Maybe my website will actually have some good content in it in few months.

At the  beginning of January I told myself that this year will be about me, and I can proudly say it is. I feel like I’m developing in a good way, and exercise helps a lot with it, especially with my low self-esteem .

Peace.

Rachel Bloom, Adam Pally Lead Lionsgate Comedy 'Most Likely to Murder'

Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally are set to lead Most Likely to Murder, a mystery comedy acquired by Lionsgate, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The stars of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Making History, respectively, will also produce the film with Petra Ahmann. Dan Gregor will direct from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writing partner on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Mand, who will also appear in the film, is an executive producer with Gregor.

Lionsgate acquired the title through Lionsgate Digital Studio, which aims to produce low-budget features and episodic series. Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York.

Described by Gregor and Mand as “Rear Window for stoners,” Most Likely to Murder centers on Pally as Billy, who was once the most popular kid in high school but, 10 years later, he returns to his hometown to discover that he’s no longer cool and the girl he still cares for is now dating the former class outcast. When her new beau’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Billy tries to prove she was actually murdered.

Bloom and Pally are repped by UTA and 3 Arts.

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anonymous asked:

I think they will drop the trailer in the beginning of March giving a month between the trailer and when the season starts which I think will be the start of April

i honestly cant wait until april ,,,but i mean at least we’d have the trailer to gif several times until then yea

Rachel Bloom, Adam Pally Lead Lionsgate Comedy ‘Most Likely To Murder'

Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally are set to lead Most Likely to Murder, a mystery comedy acquired by Lionsgate, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The stars of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Making History, respectively, will also produce the film with Petra Ahmann. Dan Gregor will direct from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writing partner on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Mand, who will also appear in the film, is an executive producer with Gregor.

Lionsgate acquired the title through Lionsgate Digital Studio, which aims to produce low-budget features and episodic series. Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York.

Described by Gregor and Mand as “Rear Window for stoners,” Most Likely to Murder centers on Pally as Billy, who was once the most popular kid in high school but, 10 years later, he returns to his hometown to discover that he’s no longer cool and the girl he still cares for is now dating the former class outcast. When her new beau’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Billy tries to prove she was actually murdered.

Bloom and Pally are repped by UTA and 3 Arts.

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anonymous asked:

honestly, i think the fact that u wanna explore this part of ruby is cool. the majority of 15/16 year olds are curious about sex and want to know these kinds of things about themselves. hell, over here in the uk, the legal age for sex is 16, yet im surrounded by 15 year olds at my school having pregnancy scares etc. as long as all parties are consenting with writing whatever's going down, i dont really see the problem. but if ruby was 13/14, it'd definitely be icky. isnt she 16 in canon anyway?

oh! you really think so?? thank you. that means a lot and makes me feel better.
 and i’m assuming she’s 16 by now. she starts off at 15 but at least 12 months
has gone by since the beginning of the series. i’m letting the thoughts stew tbqh. 

Facebook shares hit all-time high

Mark Zuckerberg ’s social network keeps shattering records.

Shares of Facebook ’s stock hit an all-time intraday high on Wednesday for the second time in February, reaching $136.13, past the $135.49 price per share record set on Feb. 2.

If it holds its gains into the close, it could beat its all-time closing price of $134.20, set on Feb. 8.

Facebook is one of many tech companies to reach record levels this year — Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix and Microsoft also summited new peaks. The S&P 500, Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq all hit record highs this month, despite trading in relatively narrow range for most of 2017.

Facebook posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings at the beginning of the month, reflecting a spike of advertising revenue during the holiday season, as more brands looked to prod online shoppers.

It's in the EU's interests to make Brexit as difficult and expensive as possible – this is how they'll do it

“Our biggest enemy is time,” says one minister who will be involved in the Brexit negotiations that begin next month. An inconvenient truth is emerging among Whitehall officials: despite hubristic talk by hardline Brexiteers, the EU, rather than the UK, will hold the whip hand once Article 50 is invoked.

The two years of exit talks specified by EU treaties will last more like 18 months, so that any deal can be ratified by the European and national parliaments. So it is in the EU27’s interests to let the negotiations run up to the deadline and tell Theresa May: “The clock is ticking.”

Brussels officials insist that Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, has no intention of “punishing” Britain. But he will use the clock to seek an early deal on a highly sensitive issue – the UK’s exit fee or divorce settlement, which he calculates at about £50bn.

This has received little attention in the UK but will certainly hit the headlines soon. It could easily wreck the negotiations and leave Britain with no deal on future trading relations with the EU, instead relying on World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs that could cost UK business £6bn a year.

Failure to settle the divorce bill could mean that talks on a UK-EU trade deal, which May wants to run in parallel to the exit agreement, do not even begin. Nor will the EU27 allow negotiations on a transitional deal – to prevent a damaging “cliff edge” for business when the UK leaves in 2019 – until the money issue has been sorted.

To get the talks off to a reasonable start, May is going to have to bite the bullet and accept that the UK will pay up. Not the full £50bn estimated by the European Commission – inevitably, that’s an opening bid, and a try-on. But the payment will have to be “very hefty”, as Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission President, argued on Tuesday.

Why should the UK pay anything to leave? Brussels is convinced that Britain is legally liable for budget commitments on investment projects running to 2013 and pension payments for all EU officials, not just Brits employed by the EU. Commission officials believe that Britain will pay up in order to preserve access to its biggest export market.

The Prime Minister has failed to prepare the ground for what is bound to be dubbed a “ransom demand” by Conservative MPs and the pro-Brexit press. We can’t blame her while she was trying to reassure Tory hardliners that, as a Remainer, she really would deliver last year’s referendum instruction. Nor would it have been clever to talk about the divorce bill before Thursday’s parliamentary by-elections in Copeland, where the Tories have a chance of capturing a Labour seat, and Stoke-on-Trent Central, where they might just push Ukip into third place.

The Government’s white paper on Brexit failed to mention the inevitable exit fee. May has said that the UK will no longer make “vast contributions” to the EU budget but left open the prospect of some payments for appropriate programmes.

That left her a little wriggle room but there was no hint of the scale of the likely contribution facing UK taxpayers. The storm ahead will be even stronger given that many voters will be expecting a Brexit bonus thanks to the Leave camp’s fantasy promise of an extra £350m a week for the NHS once we left the EU.

May needs to start dampening such mad expectations. At some point she will have to stand up to the hardline Brexiteers and even her cheerleaders in the press. Perhaps she will feel able to once she has triggered Article 50 and we are unmistakably on course for Brexit.

The looming row over money could get very ugly. Voters won’t understand much of the complex Brexit negotiations but they will understand screaming headlines about “our money” being sent to Brussels even after we have left the club.

Yes, it will be a hard sell for May. But it will be a necessary one for the greater good of our long-term economic strength.

She will find it hard to “divide and rule” the EU27 on this issue because they have an obvious interest in squeezing as much as possible out of Britain. The less the UK pays, the more the net contributors will chip in and the less the net beneficiaries will get out. They will already have to find £6bn to £8bn between them when Britain no longer pays its annual membership fee.

So the stakes will be very high on both sides. In theory, the money row could be settled in the international courts; there will be lots of legal arguments about the UK’s liabilities under the EU rulebook. In practice, it will probably be solved by political horse-trading between May and the 27 EU leaders.

An initial skirmish will be hard to avoid. But hopefully cooler heads will then prevail. May could describe the divorce settlement as part of the “implementation costs” of Brexit and tell taxpayers their bill for access to EU markets will still be coming down. A generous offer from the UK would give the negotiations real momentum and persuade the EU to begin trade talks, vital for British business.

May will be under enormous pressure from the Brexit brigade to emulate Margaret Thatcher, who famously declared “I want my money back” before winning Britain’s generous rebate on its budget contributions. May should remember that many of the Europhobes egging her on would prefer the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal and rely on WTO rules, even though the prospect deeply worries businesses.

The Prime Minister also needs to recall that Thatcher had the weapon of time on her side when she made her demand, as she had a veto over major EU decisions. May has no such veto now that we are leaving – and today time is definitely on the side of the EU27.

New Apple headquarters to have theatre named for Steve Jobs

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theatre named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs.

Apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in Cupertino, California, to the new Apple Park nearby will begin in April and will take more than six months to complete.

The 175-acre campus includes a 2.8 million-square-foot main building in the shape of a giant ring. Apple says the building will run entirely on renewable energy.

The campus will also include a 1,000-seat auditorium called the Steve Jobs Theater. Jobs famously unveiled new Apple products at theatre events. He died in 2011 at 56 following a battle with cancer.

The Associated Press

New Apple headquarters to have theater named for Steve Jobs

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs.

Apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in Cupertino, California, to the new Apple Park nearby will begin in April and will take more than six months to complete.

The 175-acre campus includes a 2.8 million-square-foot main building in the shape of a giant ring. Apple says the building will run entirely on renewable energy.

The campus will also include a 1,000-seat auditorium called the Steve Jobs Theater. Jobs famously unveiled new Apple products at theater events. He died in 2011 at 56 following a battle with cancer.

World's first Braille smartwatch for the blind to begin shipping next month

A smartwatch designed for the blind will shortly go on sale after spending close to three years in development. The Dot watch uses a dynamic Braille face to relay messages and instructions to wearers and will begin shipping to customers in March.

Dot, developed by a South Korean start-up by the same name, uses a unique tactile watch face that incorporates rising balls to display Braille characters on-screen, allowing wearers to read messages they receive on their smartphone.

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The watch needs to be synced to a mobile phone using Bluetooth and is capable of displaying four Braille characters at a time. The refresh rate can be calibrated to display characters at varying speeds, with users alerted to incoming messages though a vibration alert.

Two side-mounted input buttons allow users to accept calls and reply, quickly, to messages, with a third acting as a remote control for connected devices. It also features a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and navigation functions, allowing wearers to follow directions from Google Maps.

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According to Mashable, Dot is set to ship 100,000 of its Braille smartwatches in 2017 –1,000 of which will reach high streets in London, UK. The company says it has received 60,000 pre-orders for the device, which will retail for around $300 (£240 / €285).

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While the device’s intuitiveness is undeniable, Dot is aware that only being able to read four characters at a time limits the smartwatch’s viability for reading books and longer text formats. As such, the company is said to also be working on a tablet-like device that would serve as an e-reader for the visually impaired and would also be capable of displaying shapes and images.

Dot hopes that its tactile Braille system could one day be incorporated into public infrastructure to help blind and visually impaired people navigate cities.

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Mastery Journal Assignment: Storytelling and Storyboarding for Animation

Aubrey Bryden is an 8-year-old African-American girl who is learning about Black History Month. Unfortunately, Aubrey’s least favorite subject is history. Moreover, she believes that black history begins and ends with slavery and segregation. Her Black History Month assignment is due in less than twenty-four hours. Instead of completing the assignment, Aubrey falls asleep at her desk. Little does Aubrey know, she is about to embark on a journey that she’ll never forget. With the help of Zora Neale Hurston as her tour guide, Aubrey explores black history first-hand, inspiring her to make history of her own one day.

Can’t believe we are here, in Japan. In this country so foreign, so different, so multi-faceted. It’s amazing us and it’s only the beginning of two long months. We are taking this first week off (so we can adjust) but the insane amount of visual inspiration here is making us look forward to get back to work, and move forward with our creative projects… adding a pinch of japanese minimalist wisdom 🙌🏻🇯🇵

@illuminosity replied to your post “started writing a new story….. why do i do this to myself”

literally me. do you mind telling us what it’s about?

uhhhh it’s very vague right now bc i don’t really plan things but it’s going to be about a group of people that become involved in heists and possibly murder and i made the beginnings of the characters months ago and the note had been sitting in my phone so i started formulating earlier and just started writing the first chapter

think i’m going to write this in third person and switch the point of view between them (fake gasp) bc i usually write in first and stick to one main character but i love the dynamics between the two characters that i’ve written about so far very much

anonymous asked:

Hey, baby girl. I noticed you were talking to those other guys earlier. I just want you to know that even though I'll be gone for a long time, I know you still care about me. But I don't expect you to wait. Have fun with those boys while I'm gone, and don't feel guilty. I want you to be happy. And if you'll still have me, I'll come back to you when I'm finished here. I'm always thinking about you. All my love, Seunghyun

I don’t even know where to begin I’m just…

thank you. twenty one months is a long time, and as painful as that is, I’d wait twenty one centuries as long as I knew the waiting would come to an end. it’s only been two weeks and every time I think I’m done crying, I’m not. although it has gotten easier to deal with the pain, that doesn’t mean it’s gone. I may divert my attention to others to distract myself from the absence, but at the end of the day, my mind always returns to one person. I don’t see that changing, not now and not ever. 

Holy shit, you guys. 

I sent in an application to be an editor with this book company at the beginning of the month. Just today, I was thinking that it’s been a while so they probably forgot about me. But then I got an email just now that was like “sorry some stuff came up but you’re a really strong candidate!” and I’m just????!!!!! Holy hell? Like? If I could actually do this? That would be the best thing in the world for me???

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

“Madainn Mhath” …Fellow Scot, I hope the day brings joy to you…. Very strong winds yesterday battered the Costa del Sol, huge waves broke on the beaches and the sound of the waves could be heard above the normal noise of the town.. This morning they seem to have abated somewhat although I can still hear the surf, it doesn’t sound so angry, and the blinds and shutters are silent as Bella and I go about our early morning walk…..

VOLUNTEERS WANTED ON TINY SEABIRD ISLAND IN FIRTH OF FORTH… Volunteers are being urged to work and live on a tiny Scottish island in the Firth of Forth to monitor its bird population. The "chance of a lifetime opportunity” on the Isle of May would begin mid-April and run for about four months. Birds on the island include Arctic Terns, Kittiwakes and Razorbills. Throughout the year, grey seals can also be spotted on the island. The work is unpaid. Accommodation and some travel costs are provided.

DONALD TRUMP GOLF SECURITY FIRM OWNER GUILTY OF £400,000 FRAUD.. The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud. Kevin McKay’s trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard his firm IPPS provided security for Mr Trump’s Menie golf development between 2008 and 2009. A jury found McKay, 46, guilty of being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of VAT worth £419,799. Sentence was deferred for reports and he was remanded in custody. Records showed that McKay, from Aberdeen, had charged companies VAT and that large sums of money were being transferred from his business bank to his own personal account. The 46-year-old was charged after HMRC officials were called in to investigate but the International Personal Protection Services (IPPS) owner denied the allegations and blamed his ex-wife. The court heard invoices provided to the links golf course were examined, and that security guards provided mobile patrols at Menie. Other invoices showed security guards employed by IPPS had also worked at other businesses, including Miller Construction, Rotech Ltd and Robert Gordon University. The offences happened between August 2008 and May 2014. Sheriff Alison Stirling remanded McKay in custody, telling him that it was “virtually inevitable” that he would be given a custodial sentence when he returned to court for sentence next month.

THIEVES STEAL PENNY JAR FROM KELSO CHURCH…. Thieves have stolen a cash tin and a jar full of 1p coins from a church in the Borders. Kelso North parish church, on the town’s Bowmont Street, was broken into some time between 20:00 on Sunday and 08:00 on Monday. The cash tin - containing a total of £130 - was taken along with the jar full of coins. Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact them. PC Craig Hood said: “The church runs on a very tight budget and this incident has had a significant impact on available funds which would otherwise have gone towards the upkeep of the church and any local events that they participate in. "I would ask anyone with information in relation to any suspicious persons seen around the church during this time and in particular anyone seen exiting the building via the front door, to please get in touch.”

COUNCILLORS SET WHEELCHAIR CHALLENGE IN INVERNESS… Highland councillors have taken part in a challenge to use wheelchairs to get around Inverness city centre. Local campaigner Bill Anderson has been calling for access improvements to shops, facilities and at pedestrian crossings on roads. He said he and others were encountering access issues on a daily basis. Mr Anderson put together a course that local councillors and business leaders agreed to attempt to negotiate while sitting in a wheelchair. Pedestrian crossings are among parts of the city centre where wheelchair users have encountered problems Ahead of Monday morning’s challenge, he told BBC Alba: “The idea is that four of our councillors are to be propelling themselves around a course which I have chosen following the streets and trying to access places. "There will be people there as helpers who will help them of they require help. "The idea is that they will see from a wheelchair users’ perspective exactly what wheelchair users are up against on a daily basis within the town centre.”

AND FINALLY… PRISONER CONVICTED OVER ‘CREAM CAKE ROW’ ATTACK AT LOW MOSS… A prisoner slashed another inmate’s face, scarring him for life, in a row over a cream cake, a court has heard. Christopher Kane, 38, attacked William Douglas as he served food at Low Moss prison in Bishopbriggs in March 2015. Kane was seen on CCTV carrying out the attack but claimed a “mystery man” hidden from the camera had done it. However, a jury at the High Court in Glasgow convicted him of assaulting Mr Douglas to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement. The court heard that Mr Douglas’s teeth could be seen through the wound.
Prison manager Diane O'Hara, who went to the victim’s aid, said she heard Kane say: “That’s the last time you don’t give me a cream cake.” Cream cakes are offered to inmates at the prison as a treat every three weeks. Judge Lord Clark told Kane it was a “brutal and vicious attack” involving a razor. Kane, who represented himself, told the jury he was friends with Mr Douglas. “That’s the truth and friends don’t do that to each other,” he said. In evidence Mr Douglas, claimed he had not seen his assailant. When he was shown the CCTV footage of the attacker he said: “I can’t make his face out.” A police officer told the jury there was a culture of not “grassing” in prisons. Lord Clark deferred sentence on Kane until next month.

On that note I will say that I hope you have enjoyed the news from Scotland today,

Our look at Scotland today is of the who else.. But a Puffin coming into land near the South horn on the Isle of May..wonder if they have WiFi???

A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it’s always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of “Colombian” Coffee and wish you a safe Wednesday 22nd February 2017 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00am…on the streets of Estepona…

All good stuff….But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in …..

Be safe out there…

Robert McAngus

anonymous asked:

If you could write a letter to your tumblr crush, what would it say???

Hmm, thanks for the question! ♥

Dearest crush,

Well, I’m just gonna say that I haven’t really known you for that long. You followed me towards the beginning of this month, I think. I feel like I’ve known you for longer though. 

I think you’re very sweet and wholesome. You stand up for your friends. You’re willing to help whenever and however you can. You’re adorable. You’re great. You’re amazing. All sorts of things like that. 

I really like talking to you, even though I’m really awkward and am easily intimidated by someone I’m v interested in, But that’s my fault. You have a kind heart and such good intentions. Whether you believe it or not, I think you’re a good person. 

Love, Bekaa

Idk I’m a sappy dummy I h8 myself