but if you are curious about context

I'm morbidly curious...

Context - We were looking through our inventories to see how much food we had left.

Druid: “Oh yeah, I forgot about these weird mushrooms I picked up forever ago.”

DM: “OH MY GAWD. Just EAT one already, I’ve been waiting forever for that.”

Druid: “But I still don’t know what THEY DO.”

DM: “If you don’t eat them soon, they’re going to HATCH.”

Entire Party: “….. W A I T.  W H A T????”

anonymous asked:

Do you have any images of the henna designs used and how they vary across different ethnic groups? I'm familiar with henna and my Indian neighbour taught me her traditions around it and applied some designs to me when I was a curious child and she was getting ready for a wedding, but I would assume designs very considerably between cultures as well as the context in which they are used. Would you be able to direct me to info on this? Thanks :)

You’re absolutely right — henna designs vary considerably from region to region… I often post pictures about it if you look through my henna tag. Here are some examples of different styles:

This is the style traditionally done in much of Morocco, known today simply as “bildi” (’rustic’ or ‘old-fashioned’)… Commonly associated with the “Imperial Cities” of Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech, it shares many similarities with the traditional embroidery (terz) of that region — note the division of space into diamonds and triangles, the use of parallel lines, and the toothed edging. Photo taken by me in Fes, 2014:

This is another style seen in Morocco, in the southern regions and Sahara. This “Sahrawi” style shares some elements with the henna of central and northern Morocco, but is similar in layout to the henna done in Mauritania. Photo from Flickr:

The henna of Mauritania is breathtakingly unique and immediately recognizable. In my opinion the henna artists of Mauritania are among the most talented and technically accomplished in the world; designs were traditionally done in reverse with a tape resist, and today they are also drawn (there’s actually a whole book about it!). Photo from Flickr:

And West Africa has its own style as well, commonly seen in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and other places in the region — done in reverse with tape, like in Mauritania, but with longer lines and different layouts. Photo by Casey McMenemy, from my article on henna in West Africa:

There is also a unique and recognizable style in East Africa, on the Swahili Coast (Kenya, Tanzania, etc.). Unfortunately today they often use the dangerous “black henna” chemical dye, but as you can see it can be easily replicated with natural henna (from this article on henna on the Swahili Coast):

The countries of the Arabian Peninsula have their own set of styles too, known as khaleeji (“Gulf”), which are today immensely popular around the world (even in places like Morocco and India which have their own longstanding traditions of henna design). In the Khaleej itself there are many henna salons with local and international artists, and so the designs are constantly evolving; the constant, for me, is the open layout and the contrast between thick and thin. Here’s an example of some contemporary khaleeji-style work (from Instagram):

Of course, Persia was once the heartland of henna, and in the Safavid period we have many depictions of beautiful, elaborate henna patterns in illustrated manuscripts. While the tradition died out during the Qajar period under the influence of Western fashion, it is clear that there was once a “Persian style” of henna, which some artists have attempted to continue or revive. This is a (very zoomed-in) detail from Mir Sayyid Ali’s 1540 masterpiece “A Nomadic Encampment” (and for more on Persian henna, see this article):

And while India came rather late to the henna-pattern game, developing traditions of henna art only in the 18th-19th century, by the 20th century South Asia had become one of the centres of henna art worldwide, and the henna styles from the region are probably the most common and recognizable today. That’s not to say that they were always what we think of today as “Indian-style” henna — here’s an example of Rajasthani designs from the 1950s recorded by Jogendra Saksena, which are quite different than the style of henna common in India today:

Not to mention the fact that within the Indian subcontinent, there are (or have been, historically) distinct regional styles: Pakistani, Marwari, Rajasthani, and more… And of course, henna designs are constantly changing! What was popular and stylish twenty years ago is not the same as what was popular ten years ago, or what is popular now. Especially with the interconnectedness of the internet, artists around the world are able to learn from each other, spread innovations, and merge styles in new and exciting ways.

Compare this old-fashioned, recognizably Pakistani-style design (from Flickr):

To the contemporary work of Pakistani-American artist (and dear friend of mine) Sabreena Haque, who combines motifs and layouts from Indian, Pakistani, Gulf, and Moroccan patterns, along with inspiration from many other areas of art and nature (from her Instagram):

And there’s so much more to explore! There seems to be a unique style of henna patterns in the Balkans, similar to their tattooing and embroidery. What were henna designs like in medieval Spain? Yemenite Jews had their own unique patterns and techniques as well, which still need more research. And there’s more to say about the evolution of henna designs in Morocco too!

I could go on and on, but perhaps that’s enough for now. Let me know if I can answer any other questions!

anonymous asked:

Mind if I ask you about your shading process and how you pick colours for shading? Because it's mindblowing and I remember reading that you didn't like to use multiply. So I'm really curious.

This is a great question!! I’m sorry it took so long to answer. I was trying to think of the best way to go about showing you! That being said, here is a very long post with a lot of gifs.

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anonymous asked:

So I read somewhere that in the newest chapter Mika comments that Yuu loves Guren. I'm just curious about what kind of wording/meaning was used?

So they’re talking and Mika says 君の大好きな一瀬グレン.

君の is basically “your”, in this context “Yuu’s”

一瀬グレン is Ichinose Guren, so  大好きな  modifies “Your (Yuu’s) Guren”. I’ll let Google translate this part to eliminate me having to choose/bias:

You could use the first as its just the 大好きな part, or you could use the second as its an example, just with 人 (person) as a direct placeholder for Guren.

So it’s “Your (Yuu’s) [whichever translation you prefer] Guren Ichinose”.

debiwolf-t  asked:

I’m curious to know what this went with. 

Though I could see little Dick discovering these and sending them to Bruce about everything.

Dick: Guess what we talked about in school today Bruce? Branding. Did you copyright or trademark Batman or can everyone use it? Have you trademarked all your cool stuff?

Some texts he’s probably sent:

I accidentally dropped some Batarangs™ in the cave, careful when you walk in

Hey B? Can I do my homework on the Batcomputer™?

Is Alfred the official Bat Butler™? 

Send me the last thing you copied without context!

anonymous asked:

sorry if this is something you've gone over before, I went through your BD fusion tag but didn't see it - what do you think it "means", for Homeworld, that one of their leaders is a fusion? HW doesn't seem to have a place for heterogeneous fusion, so I'm wondering about the finer details of it. who knows, how the real BD felt, how her stand-stand-in must feel, etc. I'm curious about how this would all work, socially/psychologically/societally, I guess!

Hello! Just for context, I’d like to first link my theory of how the Diamonds got started.

Moving on from there:

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anonymous asked:

Heya, not because I wanna rush you or anything like that, but about how many unused (as of yet) suggestions do you have? I'm just curious, keep doing what you're doing!

Right now there are 74 messages in our inbox after clearing some out, and 7 posts queued up. Since people tend to submit multiple quotes at once I’m trying to make posts based on users so everyone gets a chance! On a side note , how many posts do you guys would you like to see a day? I don’t want to clog up people’s dashes.

Edit: for context there usually one queued per day.Today was weirdly active.

-mod polly 🐥

Tabimatsu: Karamatsu’s Ambition Story 2

sup assholes. let’s get this over with before our curiosity about this terrible man consumes us completely. it’s also 1 in the morning, so I’m staying up for this shit. once this is done, I’m going to bed to dream about hulk smashing matsuno karamatsu.

“to be fair, you decided on your own to translate his stories”

because I am a noble individual who realized that no one else deserves to be exposed so directly with him and his painfulness. also, I know everyone was curious as to what’s going on with his outfit. I saw all of you in the tabimatsu tag.

my answer is this: there is no context to his outfit. this is him. this is karamatsu.

**asterisks represent any time he speaks in his shitty English**

Karamatsu: Heh… Perfect. (A/N: I saw this outfit and immediately recoiled in disgust. it was morning, and this was more blinding than the sun. once I realized what my eyes were seeing, I immediately knew that I needed to be the one to bury this asshole to the ground, since no one else would. at that very moment, I realized that this particular story needed to be top priority.)

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anonymous asked:

You talk quite a bit about work and I know you design but I'm clueless otherwise. So, I'm curious what it is exactly what you do/if you can give an example?? I have no idea what production management means in the context tbh. XD


I’m the in-house designer at a marketing firm. (The cool thing about us is that our clients are all non-profits, so cultural organizations, schools and universities, health institutions. All that good stuff that Tr*mp is trying to kill rn!) 

Basically my company comes up with marketing strategies and creates the content. My job within that is to design print collateral (brochures, look books, ads, posters, stationery, appeals, pretty much whatever), and digital collateral (infographics, websites, eblasts, social media ads, iPad cases, pretty much whatever.) It’s cool because this means that I get to collaborate with a bunch of design firms for certain jobs. For example: one designer can’t design an entire capital campaign for a school because that involves a ton of moving pieces, so we’ll hire a partner design firm or a freelancer and I’ll often design alongside them. I also help coworkers critique design work that they have coming in from outside designers and help them express their edits, since everyone else who works here are trained in journalism, not design! 

I also do all of our in-house design – print collateral etc. (We actually have an outside design firm re-designing our website right now A. because it’s a huge job and B. because you often need a third-party to help with this kind of thing because it can be hard to talk about yourself clearly!) 

Production management is kind of what it sounds like: I help produce the work. That usually includes: finding outside designers/developers if I’m not designing myself, making sure the designers (sometimes just me) have all the necessary visual assets from the client (fonts/logos/colors/photography/brand guidelines, etc), writing specs for any print collateral, getting estimates from and selecting a printer (and photographer if we need one), just generally figuring out how this shit is going to get made. I also write and manage the schedule. I make sure the writers/designers/printers/photographers are hitting their deadlines. 

Typically designing and production managing the same job isn’t my favorite, because I’m good at reminding people about deadlines and I’m good at being reminded that I have a deadline, but for some reason being in charge of reminding myself of deadlines is stressful! I prefer to have the safeguard of another set of eyes because I get kind of distracted by design sometimes, lol!

anonymous asked:

Dog can u give us the recipe for those omg???

Oh sure thing! :D

(pic for context for anyone who’s curious/doesn’t know what this is referring to)

They’re two different types of fudge I found online.

Dark chocolate fudge: http://dontsweattherecipe.com/extra-dark-chocolate-fudge/
White chocolate caramel fudge: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2016/05/white-chocolate-caramel-fudge

The decorations were my own idea so here’s that (under the cut) if you wanna have (possibly unnecessary) details on how I went about those shenanigans :P

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orafuto  asked:

I understand that you have a dark sense of humor, and I do as well, but I'm curious: Where do you draw the line for it, if any?

Well, I’m really not a fan of the “that’s autistic” or “autistic screeching” memes. 

It’s more about context for me. If dark jokes come from someone that I know is joking or just being edgy, then I don’t mind laughing things off, or just not paying attention if I don’t think it’s funny. It’s when it comes from people that come across as complete assholes or have negative vibes that I’m not left impressed.

Like, here’s an example. I answered an ask recently where someone asked about my view of G-d and there was confusion from some non-Jews about why the dash is there. (It’s just a mark of respect.) But after that, a bunch of complete edgelords jumped onto it with, paraphrased, “Jews worship the demon Moloch with baby foreskins” and the like and whilst I’m not going to sit and cry about it or get ridiculously offended, it was tasteless, edgy and very obviously added to the post to try and get a negative reaction, which just makes those people assholes.

So, yes, it’s about intent. “This is my friend and we make dark jokes” is fine, “This is someone that I know can take it and will know I’m just teasing” is fine, “I’m just joking and don’t actually want to hurt anyone” is the line, but “Ha, this dark joke could totally trigger and upset the SJW kekekekek” just makes the person an unfunny dick.

anonymous asked:

I sent you a message about Norman's and it wasn't for you 😭 I'm sorry babe but fr dont look them up they fucked

Now I’m curious, cause I read the message and what the other person was supposed to Google. What was the context of that message and why are these photos effed? Cause now I’m in this situation and I feel invested.


anonymous asked:

could you talk a little bit about the "but i knew him" line? that one and the "then finish it" one hit me so hard everytime

What’s interesting about that line is that Bucky didn’t know Steve on the bridge. He was mildly curious, but he didn’t seem to recognize or respond to Steve in any personal way.

But when Steve said “Bucky”, I think it opened up a flood of emotions in Bucky that are associated with Steve saying his name. Except these emotions were completely without context, which made them overwhelming to Bucky; it would be like feeling incredibly upset or angry without knowing why. So Bucky couldn’t understand what these emotions were or where they came from, couldn’t separate them from the situation, and so he raised his gun to Steve in confusion. He probably felt like it was some kind of attack.

I really like the headcanon that Bucky’s memories aren’t permanently erased, but instead the Wipe scatters them so much that they’re forced out of context, rendered meaningless, and are eventually forgotten. Because something forgotten can be remembered. So Steve saying ‘Bucky?’ likely kickstarted Bucky’s memories! Emotions are instinctual, so they were the first to be restored, and these emotions gave Bucky something beyond the Winter Soldier  – the chance to think outside of protocol.

So while his arm was being repaired, Bucky tried to find context for those emotions. He searched his mind for anything, but could only recall intense memories of becoming the Winter Soldier (maybe because memories from before he was The Soldier are so foreign to Bucky that they’re out of his reach?). His only memory of Steve was when he fell – the smallest flashback – but it’s confirmation that his emotions are true. He knew Steve before the accident, before he became the fist of HYDRA. He knew Steve.

“The man on the bridge…I knew him” isn’t really about Steve. I think it’s Bucky realizing that he’s lost his memories. He doesn’t know the Man on the Bridge, who gave him such visceral emotions… but he knows he once did. He doesn’t know the name ‘Bucky’, but his feelings of loss suggest that he once knew. He suddenly knows that had a life before the Winter Soldier and it was taken from him. He knows he’s a prisoner, and that Pierce is lying to him. This scene is Bucky realizing that he lost.

Which makes Bucky’s last words like a funeral eulogy: he takes a moment to savour his memory – of knowing things, of finding himself for a moment – and sadly smiles, because he knows he’s going to lose these emotions, too. His “…but I knew him” is almost a goodbye to himself, and it shows how much he’s lost. Which is why that scene is so powerful to me.

Then Bucky’s mind is wiped and his memories are scattered and forgotten… but all it takes is Steve saying “Bucky” on the helicarrier to flood his emotions once again. Like before, Bucky becomes raw anger after Steve says his name, volatile and unstable due to having these emotions without memory. But Steve sees this and tries to give Bucky contexthe removes his helmet, he repeats Bucky’s name, he mentions that they’re friends. It’s not enough…until Steve says “I’m with you ‘til the end of the line”.

That phrase is so important in providing context. It’s something Bucky said to Steve, during a time of great loss, that’s associated with a strong emotion. It allowed Bucky to connect the dots and place his emotions with once random flashbacks… and suddenly their significance is regained. He doesn’t just realize that he’s lost things. Bucky finally remembers.

anonymous asked:

Genuine question here. In 'Six Hours in August', why is Paul in the gay bar in the first place? Is he cheating on Linda? I love your fic btw just curious.

hello! thank you for much for reading my work. great question, actually. i’ll answer as best i can.

in the fic paul mentions - and john interrogates him about it - that he is there only for sex. he’s not there to find a new romantic partner or anything like that, he’s there in new york, alone, to scratch an itch and that’s what he’s doing. in the general context of my fic paul had only had a romantic/sexual connection with john, but he had slept with a few men (and obviously numerous women) throughout his life - all sexual connections. so paul being at that bar is just paul.. being paul. since i believe he’s bisexual, there’s no need to really hand-wave away all the affairs that he had with women when he was in the band. if you’re a particularly sensuous person, you do consider a difference between love/affair, and in this fic, that’s how paul categorizes it. if you want to be particular, yes, i suppose he is cheating on linda (i was going to have a scene where john notices paul has removed his wedding ring, but that seemed too.. premeditated. paul’s not that devious or sleazy). however that doesn’t address the particular relationship paul and linda have in the fic (which will be looked at in the next part of the series). i need to think about it some more, but i think it’ll be something like, “you can do what you have to do [sleep with men] but you always come back to me”. that’s a relationship based on absolute and utter trust and respect, and i could see it working with them. so.. to answer your question: in a technical way, yes, paul is cheating on linda. but the degree to which they would classify it as cheating is still up for debate. i hope that helps!

scottymccalled  asked:

non-american here...v curious to understand the context behind YFIP: shitty likes the patriots. (im also currently studying IN boston so ive been hearing only good things hahaha)

hahaha, well…I don’t actually have anything against the Patriots as such. I mean, they did a little bit of cheating not too long ago, but I don’t care about football, so I’m not actually mad about that.

Mostly I dislike them because I live ~1 hour from Boston and I’m surrounded by rabid Pats fans and they annoy me. Also people dislike them because they win so much. You know how people root for the underdog? the Pats are the opposite of that…the …overdog?? if you will.

How to write about yourself

Something rising seniors often struggle with is writing about themselves when they feel like they don’t know who they are yet.

Which makes sense, nobody knows who they are at 17, and it takes a lot of soul searching and experience to even begin to answer that question.

So though it is true that ultimately your essay has to be about you, you get to choose the lens of your essay.

Things that are important to you and things you love are great ways to frame writing about yourself.

I wrote about myself through the context of reading, and how it made me opinionated, wildly curious, and competitive. I found those qualities not by starting out with them, but by writing about some of my favorite memories of this little identity I had of being a “reader.”

I wrote about my favorite aspects of a thing I love, and then drew out what those aspects had done for me personally and how they contributed to my growth.

So yes, you do need to write about yourself. But if you’re not sure of who that is, just write about something you love first. Then draw out the details.

anonymous asked:

I'm a little bit curious about why you call Brains and Moffie a platonic ship and then draw so much Brains and Virgil art. Why do you ship one but not the other? Is there a shippy Virgil/Brains episode that I'm missing?

nope, there’s no shippy brains x virgil episodes, i just basically pulled the romance for that one out of some out-of-context comic panels from the 60s. and, i just don’t ship brains x moffie romantically. there’s no special reason. who knows, maybe i could, in the future, but i’ve kind of gone off thunderbirds………

empty-ness03  asked:

Hey beautiful, may i ask how you came to have ptsd? The reason why i ask is because ptsd is usually associated with people like me, people in the military..or well as far as i know and have experienced in my life. I was just curious.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following a traumatic experience. Many people think about PTSD in the context of military combat and war veterans. However, PTSD symptoms can develop from experiences involving natural disasters, serious accidents, life-threatening illnesses, physical abuse, and sexual assault during childhood or adulthood.  https://www.anxiety.org/ptsd-non-veteran-ptsd-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-civilians

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly occur together.

One study of veterans with combat-related PTSD seeking treatment found that 76% of them also had a diagnosis of BPD.

another study found that approximately 56% of individuals with BPD also have a diagnosis of PTSD.

Why are these two disorders so interrelated? BPD and PTSD have both been found to stem from the experience of traumatic events. The thoughts, feelings and behaviors seen in BPD are often the results of childhood traumas. These childhood traumas may also place a person at risk for developing PTSD. In fact, people with both BPD and PTSD report earlier experience of trauma as compared to people with just PTSD.


Here is a post that includes a little bit about how I came to have PTSD.