books-of-the-80s

when i read books from 80s and 90s about like the state of modern society i try to draw a parallel between what they say about tv to social media today. which i think is somewhat accurate… but why aren’t there are any like comparable serious decent books about social media and the internet and just like… the state of things… that aren’t totally black and white ? are there any?

anonymous asked:

i'm in love with your story and i've been wanting to make one of my own but don't know how to get started, both story wise and gameplay wise. any tips?

Sandy’s Masterpost for writing a Sim Story!  ✍

I’m so glad you like my story! But I know how it feels not knowing where to start when it comes to writing, it’s so frustrating. So, below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other aspiring storytellers! 

🌸 Inspiration: 

🌸 Planning:

🌸 Plot Developement:

🌸 Character Development:

🌸 Dialogue:

🍁 Pose List Rec:

🍁Lot List Rec:

🍁 Mod List Rec:

🍁 Tutorials:

🍁 Reshade:

❄️ Character Page Rec: (for your blog)

❄️Editing:

❄️ Some Stories/Legacies that Inspire Me:

This is everything I could think of nonny! I am by no means a great, or even a particularly good storyteller, but I sincerely hope this post helps you, and others, get started! If you ever want to chat more, come off anon and we can talk story ideas! And that applies to all of y’all! 💖

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One— the comprehensive preview

Thanks to Amazon’s preview feature, we have received a plethora of pages from the upcoming first part of the Korra comic trilogy, Turf Wars. This serves as a masterpost to see them all together, in order.

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** These are NOT LEAKS. The pages were released by Amazon legally and publicly as previews, for free. There are, however, SPOILERS (obviously) so do not look if you don’t wish to see pages from all throughout the book, including the end.

There are a total of 38 preview pages (the whole book is 80 pages long). The following pages are available (note that the actual comic starts on page 5 and ends on page 76):

  • cover, inner cover, title page, credits page
  • pages 5-19
  • approx. page 30
  • pages 37-38
  • approx. page 42
  • approx. pages 47-48
  • approx. pages 60-63
  • pages 69-71
  • pages 73-76
  • back cover

These pages are all compiled below the following “read more”. (Note that sometimes read mores don’t work on the Tumblr mobile app, if so don’t read further if you don’t want to see!)

Keep reading

ATTENTION TO SAVE MONEY ON TEXTBOOKS email your professors as soon as you get your schedule and ask if an earlier edition of the textbook is acceptable. I was about to rent my social psych book for $40 (the next price for a used book would be $80, and let’s not even discuss the cost to buy) but my professor replied saying an earlier edition is fine. I bought the earlier edition for $20! Similarly, I was going to rent my history textbook for $45 but I rented the previous edition for $15! So I saved $50 and got to buy a book as well. I seriously regret having not done this sooner.

Salam, some time ago I started extracting hadiths that belong to the Collection of Imam al-Bukhari out of a website to use it for a smartphone app I was planning. I also thought why not use that to also generate some pdf’s out of it. So thats what I have done here. There is one pdf containing all the books from Sahih al-Bukhari and there is also one pdf for each book of the collection. It only includes the hadith in the english translation, also there is the reference for each hadith (Hadith number of total collection & hadith number in that specific book). When you donwload the pdf you will be able to search through the document to find the hadiths that contain the word or exact phrase you are looking for. In sha Allah someone will benefit out of this. Anyway if you have any remarks or have found something that needs to be corrected, let me know.

(btw. maybe you should click on the download links when you are on wifi as the complete edition is like 13mb and the individual books are like 2mb each)

Download Complete Edition in one (2904 Pages)

You can also Download each Book individually:

Book 1 - Revelation

Book 2 - Belief

Book 3 - Knowledge

Book 4 - Ablutions (Wudu’)

Book 5 - Bathing (Ghusl)

Book 6 - Menstrual Periods

Book 7 - Rubbing hands and feet with dust (Tayammum)

Book 8 - Prayers (Salat)

Book 9 - Times of the Prayers

Book 10 - Call to Prayers (Adhaan)

Book 11 - Friday Prayer

Book 12 - Fear Prayer

Book 13 - The Two Festivals (Eids)

Book 14 - Witr Prayer

Book 15 - Invoking Allah for Rain (Istisqaa)

Book 16 - Eclipses

Book 17 - Prostration During Recital of Qur'an

Book 18 - Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)

Book 19 - Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)

Book 20 - Virtues of Prayer at Masjid Makkah and Madinah

Book 21 - Actions while Praying

Book 22 - Forgetfulness in Prayer

Book 23 - Funerals (Al-Janaa'iz)

Book 24 - Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)

Book 25 - Hajj (Pilgrimage)

Book 26 - `Umrah (Minor pilgrimage)

Book 27 - Pilgrims Prevented from Completing the Pilgrimage

Book 28 - Penalty of Hunting while on Pilgrimage

Book 29 - Virtues of Madinah

Book 30 - Fasting

Book 31 - Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh)

Book 32 - Virtues of the Night of Qadr

Book 33 - Retiring to a Mosque for Remembrance of Allah

Book 34 - Sales and Trade

Book 35 - Sales when a Price is paid for Goods to be Delivered Later

Book 36 - Shuf'a

Book 37 - Hiring

Book 38 - Transferance of a Debt from One Person to Another

Book 39 - Kafalah

Book 40 - Representation, Authorization, Business by Proxy

Book 41 - Agriculture

Book 42 - Distribution of Water

Book 43 - Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property

Book 44 - Khusoomaat

Book 45 - Lost Things Picked up by Someone (Luqatah)

Book 46 - Oppressions

Book 47 - Partnership

Book 48 - Mortgaging

Book 49 - Manumission of Slaves

Book 50 - Makaatib

Book 51 - Gifts

Book 52 - Witnesses

Book 53 - Peacemaking

Book 54 - Conditions

Book 55 - Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa)

Book 56 - Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)

Book 57 - One-fifth of Booty to the Cause of Allah (Khumus)

Book 58 - Jizyah and Mawaada'ah

Book 59 - Beginning of Creation

Book 60 - Prophets

Book 61 - Virtues of the Prophet saws and his Companions

Book 62 - Companions of the Prophet

Book 63 - Merits of the Helpers in Madinah (Ansaar)

Book 64 - Military Expeditions led by the Prophet (pbuh)

Book 65 - Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an

Book 66 - Virtues of the Qur'an

Book 67 - Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah)

Book 68 - Divorce

Book 69 - Supporting the Family

Book 70 - Food, Meals

Book 71 - Sacrifice on Occasion of Birth (`Aqiqa)

Book 72 - Hunting, Slaughtering

Book 73 - Al-Adha Festival Sacrifice (Adaahi)

Book 74 - Drinks

Book 75 - Patients

Book 76 - Medicine

Book 77 - Dress

Book 78 - Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab)

Book 79 - Asking Permission

Book 80 - Invocations

Book 81 - To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq)

Book 82 - Divine Will (Al-Qadar)

Book 83 - Oaths and Vows

Book 84 - Expiation for Unfulfilled Oaths

Book 85 - Laws of Inheritance (Al-Faraa'id)

Book 86 - Limits and Punishments set by Allah (Hudood)

Book 87 - Blood Money (Ad-Diyat)

Book 88 - Apostates

Book 89 - (Statements made under) Coercion

Book 90 - Tricks

Book 91 - Interpretation of Dreams

Book 92 - Afflictions and the End of the World

Book 93 - Judgments (Ahkaam)

Book 94 - Wishes

Book 95 - Accepting Information Given by a Truthful Person

Book 96 - Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah

Book 97 - Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed)

عن أبي موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه: عن النبيِّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم : أنه كان يدعو بهذا الدعاءِ : “ربِّ اغفِرْ لي خطيئتي وجهلي، وإسرافي في أمري كلِّه، وما أنت أعلَمُ به مني . اللهم اغفِرْ لي خطاياي، وعمدي وجهلي وهَزلي، وكلُّ ذلك عِندي . اللهم اغفِرْ لي ما قدَّمْتُ وما أخَّرْتُ، وما أسرَرْتُ وما أعلَنْتُ، أنت المقدِّمُ وأنت المؤخِّرُ، وأنت على كلِّ شيءٍ قديرٌ” . صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٣٩٨

Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to invoke Allah with the following invocation: ‘Rabbi-ghfir-li Khati ‘ati wa jahli wa israfi fi `Amri kullihi, wa ma anta a'lamu bihi minni. Allahumma ighfirli khatayaya wa 'amdi, wa jahli wa jiddi, wa kullu dhalika'indi. Allahumma ighrifli ma qaddamtu wa ma akhartu wa ma asrartu wa ma a'lantu. Anta-l-muqaddimu wa anta-l-mu'akh-khiru, wa anta 'ala kulli shai'in qadir.’ Sahih al-Bukhari 6398
In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 93
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 407

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 12 

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Salt shaker. Want the story? OK.

So, this particular thrift store was in the middle of nowhere, Texas. Surrounded by primordial forest. The hand-painted sign outside the beat-up building listed much stuff inside and one of the items was misspelled, I forget what.

I couldn’t say no, right?

The proprietor was a weird old man with tons of energy and some missing teeth. He prevailed upon me to go outside, to the outbuildings in back. “That’s where the real good stuff is!” 

I walked out there alone and saw seven corrugated tin shacks, big ones. Doors were all open but there was no electricity. Did I mention it was hotter than hades? 

Everything inside these big shacks was helter-skelter. Computer books from the 80s, cassette tapes, mah-jongg, cutlery. Piled high on rickety card tables, 1970s weighs-a-ton furniture, car hoods. And it was hot. Oh my gosh, it was hot.

All I wanted was to get out of there. I was thirsty but I had no water and I didn’t want to ask the weird old man for a drink. But first I had to find something to photograph. One thing. For the blog. So, slowly at first, I began shuffling crap.

And then I picked up the pace. Faster and faster. SO HOT. Sweat was pouring off me, staining some bullshit Herbie Hancock book that I *almost* photographed but discarded. Not good enough.

Nothing. So I walked to the next shack. 

And the next.

And the next.

Finally I stood in the last tin hot house, throwing crap everywhere, screaming “WHERE IS IT? WHERE IS IT?!! IT’S GOT TO BE HERE!!!!!!!!!” Dehydration had made me demented, crazed, an animal. But still there was only awful stuff that should have been in a landfill: 1960s milk bottles, an ugly porcelain baby’s pacifier, stuffed tomatoes that upon inspection were ratty sewing pincushions, cheap-o water glasses. Where does this old guy buy all this garbage, I wondered. And why does he keep it?

I nearly swooned and fell down. I realized I had been in these corrugated prisoner-of-war hothouses for hours. But I would not give up. 

And then, as if by divine mercy, I saw this little angel salt shaker. So tiny–couldn’t hold more than a teaspoon of sel. Two holes atop its little head. Somehow, it was perfect. I cried, I was so happy. I knew it! I knew it was here!

And I do realize in retrospect that this salt shaker is “blah,” especially for the (dare I say) high standards of this blog. However, at the time, I truly thought I’d discovered the Grail. I was so ecstatic I wanted to buy the thing, for any price the old man asked. But back in the store, he had disappeared. Where? There was nowhere to go, except the woods. 

Finally, I couldn’t wait any longer. I set the little salt shaker reverently upon the man’s ancient cash register, strolled out, got in my vehicle, and drove away.

I did it for you.

anonymous asked:

what about the stairs in the forests!!! and what doc were you watching and would you recommend?

ok so I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STAIRS IN THE FORESTS! mainly because I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service, and I Have Some Stories to Tell a) is posted on /r/nosleep so it’s definitely made up, b) the op admits to knowing about David Paulides, and lbr knowing about = being influenced by, so it’s definitely made up, and c) if you read all the way through to the end it stops being even vaguely believable and starts reading like a WTNV transcript, and then he plugs his book, so it’s DEFINITELY MADE UP. however, it is an amazing (read: terrifying) thread, some of it is obviously based on truths/insider SAR knowledge which means a lot of it is probably uncomfortably close to actually being true, and it’s a good Gateway Read into MISSING PEOPLE IN NATIONAL PARKS CONSPIRACY THEORIES, which is where I live now. (plus, if you read this before getting into anything else it imbues every single missing persons case with an unsettling sense of Eldritch horror, which is why I had to turn on three overheads and unfocus my eyes all the way to the bathroom last night at 2am.) 

so yeah, after reading that /r/nosleep thing for the first time I drew a line under it and moved on until SOMEONE (ahem@roundtop) sent me a link to an article called How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace (on a legit and sensible outdoorsy people website), like ‘haha, stairs in the forest!’ and I SWAN DIVED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. thus: the documentary-watching, staying up till 2am and spending all day today trying to find copies of David Paulides’ books for less than $80 inc. postage. 

THIS DUDE DAVID PAULIDES. he was in law enforcement before, for some reason, deciding to become a ~*~cryptozoologist~*~ and certified gung-ho Bigfoot conspiracy theorist, and through that found out about how many people had disappeared without a trace from National Parks in the U.S., did 7,000 hours worth of digging, and wrote a bunch of books about it. his books are called Missing 411 and are about the ridiculous number of people who go missing in National Parks, the usually weird circumstances around their disappearances, the fact that when people are found (dead or alive) it’s often in places miles and miles and sometimes waaaaay higher up mountains than where they disappeared from, and all sorts of creepy crap to boot. like they can’t get bloodhounds to find a scent, or they find tiny children miles away from where they got lost, barefoot, without a scratch on the soles of their feet, human remains being found years later in places that were search dozens and dozens of times. not to mention the National Parks… People (? I really don’t know enough to be making this post) are aware of what’s happening but don’t keep a list of the people who’ve gone missing on their lands. 

(which is all part of why I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service is so freaky – enough of it (people being found miles away, kids being found up mountains, the people in charge being cagey about it all) sounds real that you can believe it was actually written by a SAR Officer. heebies!) 

it’s all real nightmare fuel, if you’re the sort of person who is absolutely terrified by all this Scary Forest Disappearing People Unexplainable Deaths stuff, i.e. me. luckily I can’t afford to buy any of them! phew! however, I haven’t let that stop me from a) SCARING MYSELF SHITLESS and b) BECOMING A TIN HATTER, and it shouldn’t stop you either: you can read loads of stuff over at /r/missing411, listen to one of his initial interviews (in which he talks about how he was approached by two park employees in plain clothes who were like ‘please investigate this, there’s SOMETHING going on and it’s so goddamn weird’) on Coast to Coast AM (which is, like, a paranormal radio station… I’m sorry), watch a bunch of Paulides’/CanAm Missing Project’s vids about disappearances on youtube, and listen to hours worth of interviews and late night spooky radio/podcast discussions with Paulides. 

the documentary I thought I was watching was Missing 411, which is based on his books and Kickstarted by the public in 2015, but it turns out that they’re apparently shopping it around at festivals so it’s not out yet. what I was actually watching (and quickly abandoned) was a weird supercut of all of David Paulides’ tv interviews and some cryptozoologist chatter about Bigfoot. Paulides, god love him, never ever SAYS Bigfoot in any of his books, and everything he presents is 100% factually accurate and extensively researched, but… I think we can safely say he thinks it’s Bigfoot. tbh, after reading about Jaryd Atadero I think it’s Bigfoot. I mean, goddamn. 

so, yeah. I’ve finished reading every search and rescue story on this blog (Hunt for the Death Valley Germans is LONG but awesome), I’ve got West of Memphis ready to watch after work tomorrow because I remembered how much I love that case and spooky true crime things, if you have any related LINKS or STUFF about This Shit then REBLOG THIS/MSG ME AND TELL ME, or if you have a copy of a Missing 411 book you wouldn’t mind mailing to me then LET ME KNOW, and in conclusion I can’t believe America is so fucking huge and unkind, goodnight.