build the town

Both Standing Rock and the infamous desert art festival (in its early pre-police days) are examples of temporary autonomous zones, which I will refer to as “TAZ,” because even if it wasn’t already an acronym, it just sounds badass.

This term, invented by anarchist philosopher and sweet-ass-name-haver Hakim Bey, refers to “temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control.” Building a TAZ can be a great protest tactic. You just pick a spot where your presence can disrupt something in need of disruption and build a town around it.

There was no strict hierarchy at Standing Rock. One of the first things we saw driving into the camp was a large series of tents set up as essentially a gigantic free closet full of winter wear for all who needed it. There were also camps, and sections of camps, dedicated to providing free coffee for all. There were camps which cooked meals with donated ingredients for everyone (we ate buffalo stew and buttered vegetables), and camps that handled recycling.

There were camps where both trained medical professionals and nonsense medical professionals were on hand to perform emergency medicine, give back rubs, and do whatever the fuck Reiki is. There was a camp of legal experts and a camp full of press liaisons. They weren’t hired for the event; they showed up, found other people with similar skills, and started doing whatever it is they did best. We considered starting a dick joke tent, but then assumed they already had one.

We did occasionally hear talk of “elders,” which got us all excited about the possibility of learning a new Dragon Shout, but it turns out they weren’t that kind of elder. One night, we heard an announcement over a bullhorn at the main fire that the elders had advised everyone to head back to their camps for the evening, since it might drop below freezing. It was advice, not an order. A liaison at a camp where U.S. Military veterans gathered to pool their skills told us they listened to advice from the elder council, “but we are here to serve the people, just as when we were deployed.”

How Standing Rock Gave Us Tactics For The New Millennium

Robbie built lazytown

•there’s literal diagram pullies and tunnel systems everywhere n also the periscope

•idk guys he’s invented so much stuff you really gonna tell me he couldn’t build a town he’s brought his music box figurine to life and made himself a pet

•I mean he could’ve made the kids too

•so that his daughter, Stephanie, had kids to play with and a space to train with her other dad so she could become number 11

i was going to wait to share this until i posted my big po town analysis but like… i just couldn’t wait okay

i finally fucking made sense of po town

because let’s be real. it wasn’t really making any sense. why was team skull able to overrun it and so easily just keep staying there? why didn’t nanu REALLY care much? why is it always raining so goddamn hard?

tapu bulu is extremely notorious for being against land development (seeing how it’s described as being lazy and just wanting vegetation to grow all over the place it makes sense). it obliterated ula’ula’s thrifty megamart after it was built. surely that’s not the only thing it’s done.

now imagine you are whoever decided to build po town. it wasn’t that long ago, the place doesn’t actually seem very old and that wall is pretty high tech. you build this neighborhood and a wall around it because you know the tapu isn’t going to like it and will probably want to destroy it. you didn’t think CURSING THE LAND WITH PERPETUAL HEAVY RAINFALL was a possibility (hell, maybe it even asked tapu fini for help there because it’s so lazy). so the people who moved in eventually had enough with the rain in their supposed little paradise and just up and abandoned it.

nanu’s still tasked with protecting the land, but he’s honestly like why the fuck? so team skull comes along and yeah they’re annoying delinquents but ya know what? at least somebody’s going to make use of the place

so there you have it. it’s possible all of this will be proven incorrect in the anime, that in the games this whole thing about po town was just laziness on the developers’ end. but for now it’s a plausible headcanon that’s going to help me sleep at night


AN: WARNING!!! This fic mentions miscarriage and abortion. It’s not graphic, they don’t even say those words, but the characters talk about it and if that triggers you, please don’t hesitate to close this fic. Take care of you first, ok?

Also, thanks to my bestie @captainwiley for all her encouraging comments! This fic would not be finished if it wasn’t for her!

Summary: Because in an explosion of clarity, she realizes that without even looking, she’s built a home here – has planted her feet and grown some roots, roots that have only strengthened with every connection she makes with her family, with every relationship she builds in this town and isn’t that something?

The lost girl isn’t so lost after all.

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She should tell him, she thinks, as her eyes find his lips.

He deserves to know and she’s being unfair, no fuck that, she’s being downright cruel by keeping it from him.

So she’s going to tell him, except–

Except he grins at her and she. fucking. melts.

Cause yeah, she really likes his lips.

Like, she doesn’t mean that in a dirty way, though (she recalls with a blush), that she doesn’t really mind all that much either.

No, it’s… it’s more to do with the shape of them. The lazy manner with which a smile curls crookedly about his lips first thing in the morning or the deviousness tilt of them when he’s up to something mischievous and maybe questionably legal. Even the way they turn downward into a frown when he’s disapproving or resigned has her captivated.  

More so when he opens them to form words like, darling or I love you.

And she especially (more than) likes the look of them, coupled with the smooth and deep timbre of his voice, when they call her name.

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I’ve never taken the time to show these pictures of a former medieval covered market I’ve started to build in the old town of Windenburg. For the moment the lot is labelled as a restaurant (but the playstest has been a little failure) and features a food truck, a mobile library (My fave part ♥︎), non functional market stands, and a street artists corner (painting and violin). I can’t wait to see how I can improve this lot with the City EP features !

undercoversadboy  asked:

Laura, you're the person I trust most in the world in terms of animal crossing morality, if I destroy my town to punish it for calling me by my old name (there's no way to change your name apparently) do I go to ach*? *animal crossing hell

NO in fact all the animals will get together afterwards and have a long heartfelt conversation about how much they love and respect you and are proud of you, then they will move on to other towns and live long happy lives informed by the memories of their time with you, which will bring them nothing but good feelings, and the people who made it so you can’t change your name in acnl will all step on a lego because that’s a stupid idea anyway, and then you can build a new town and meet new animal friends who will love you! You will not go to animal crossing hell. No one will die and everyone will be happy for you.

The Next Animal Crossing Game

I hope you don’t mind, but I had some cool ideas for how they could approach the next animal crossing game.

The beginning of the game sees you traveling by train to what is now an abandoned town to meet up with Tom Nook.
He talks about how he has recently acquired the land of the abandoned town and would like to revitalize it and would like your help with it. He also introduces you to Isabelle who will be your business partner.  The deal is cemented after you plant the town tree.

Main street starts out as completely empty and run down buildings, except for Nook’s Homes, Nooklings and the Museum. The residential area is completely empty, besides a lot of land you are allowed by Tom Nook such as in New Leaf, as well as a couple of houses of other animal residents who are apparently also helping Tom Nook. 

Soon after you are able to build a town hall to your specifications (where it is, the exterior and interior), and from there opens new opportunities to build the shops in main street (much like HHD - except the special characters will move in to the shop and it will function like their shops in new leaf), as well as building and decorating houses that you can show to potential villagers and sell the house to them.

Other new features to the game would include being able to place furniture outdoors, have the game sync up to a location of your choice to reflect the current weather there and sending mail to your friends in other towns.

Feel free to reblog with your own ideas for a new game! 


LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square (10255)

  • Release: January 1st, 2016
  • Piceses: 4,002
  • Price: US $279.99 / CA $329.99 / DE 239.99€ / UK £169.99 / DK 2099.00 DKK

Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!

Take a trip to the amazing Assembly Square, developed to celebrate ten years of LEGO Modular Buildings, featuring a wealth of unsurpassed, intricate details and hidden surprises.

Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the highly detailed interior, comprising a ground level with a bakery, florist’s shop and café, a middle level with a music store, photo studio and dental office, and an upper-level dance studio and apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue.

The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk with outdoor café furniture, fountain, streetlamps and a highly elaborate facade with beautifully detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower and a decorative roofline.

Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank. Includes eight minifigures and a baby figure.

  • Includes eight minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO fan, plus a baby figure.
  • The three-level Assembly Square features an authentic, elaborate facade with detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed tiled sidewalk with a fountain, outdoor café furniture and two streetlamps. The highly detailed interior includes a bakery, florist’s shop, café, music store, photo studio, dental office, apartment and a dance studio.
  • Ground level features a bakery with counter, cash register, shelves, opening oven, wedding cake and assorted buildable pastries and treats; a florist’s shop with counter, cash register, garden tools, flower arrangements, bouquets and a blue and yellow macaw parrot element; and a café with espresso machine, counter, bench seating and pie elements.
  • Middle level features a music store with a buildable drum set, two guitars and saxophone element; photo studio with buildable classic camera and adjustable tripod; and a dental office with buildable reclining chair, waiting area, telephone and a sink.
  • Upper level features a dance studio with buildable piano and reflective mirror element; an apartment with buildable foldout sofa bed, detailed kitchen, toilet, micro LEGO® train, modular buildings and Eiffel Tower, and access to a rooftop terrace with buildable barbecue, table and a neglected plant.
  • Accessory elements include a ballerina skirt, Chihuahua, pretzel, ornamental chicken and candy. Also includes a buildable telephone, grill, baby carriage and buildable lamps.
  • Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • Adjust the camera tripod and take photos all around the square.
  • Recline the dentist chair and reveal those pearly whites!
  • Open the oven door to remove your freshly-baked pastries.
  • Fold out the sofa bed and relax while you admire your modular buildings collection!
  • Celebrate Modular Buildings with this awesome 10th anniversary LEGO® Creator Expert set!
  • This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 16+.
  • New decorated elements include a dentist torso, dentist window and 2x3 tile with the 10182 Café Corner box front.
  • Includes lots of curved and corner angle tiles, garage doors used as box windows and LEGO Technic excavator scoops used as roofing elements.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank.
  • Measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

I super love the idea of Jake becoming the new leader of the Felt and Crowbar being his new mentor though. And I love the idea of the Felt teaching him about their “quadrants” and how they sort their very complicated relationships in easy-to-understand terms. 

I want it to help Jake understand his feelings for others in ways he wasn’t able to express before. Like “By Jove! I get it now! My feelings for Dirk were always more Stars and Balloons! Not so much Horseshoes and definitely not Clovers. But Roxy seems like a Clovers kind of gal…” And you get the gist. 

And I really want Jake to accidentally call Crowbar “dad” every now and then. And Jake is super embarrassed every time and Crowbar feels kind of weird about it but it’s a good kind of weird. And maybe he ends up becoming extra protective of Jake because of it. And it’s just great to think about Jake going from no family and complete isolation to having Jade and HUMONGOUS GREEN MOB FAMILY and everything is chaos but it’s a whole new adventure for him and he loves it. 


I promised you guys a Video Tutorial on how to hack the 3DS. This will allow you to install TubeHax on your 3DS. This method still works on 3DS versions 10.1.0-27 I’m not sure for how long the TubeHax will be working with the current System Updates, but I don’t recommend updating your 3DS again once you do (since it might now work!)

This will allow you guys to build your dream town, get any villagers, and PRACTICALLY DO EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED

Watch My Tutorial Here~ If you have any questions feel free to inbox me c:


There’s an Anasazi village, in Colorado. This was an Indian tribe who died out a long time ago. They build this town up the side of the mountain and the cliffs. There are some paintings they left on the walls from thousands of years ago. No people. Just animals. The sun. The moon. Whatever they thought important enough to remember

Why do you like them? 

They’re primitive. No. They’re honest.

If the Hetalia Characters had Super Powers
  • Italy: The power to make anyone smile
  • Germany: The power to clean up any mess in the blink of an eye
  • Japan: Can make bubbles around himself, personal bubbles.
  • America: Super strength! Oh wait...
  • England: Time travel
  • France: The power of seduction
  • China: The power to build a China Town in five seconds
  • Russia: Ice powers
  • Canada: Invisibility
  • Prussia: No actual powers, just uses lots of devices
  • Austria: The power to play any musical instrument
  • Spain: Can sing his enemies to sleep
  • Romano: Probably just has a gun
  • Hungary: Shapeshifting