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Back to School/Uni Tips!

I’m headed into my 3rd year of uni, so I thought I’d make a post sharing my tips on how to do well in school, not burn out, and keep your mental health relatively stable.

1. Snacks - seriously, don’t leave home without at least 2 substantial snacks in your bag. If you’re go-go-going all day and suddenly your sitting in a lecture about to crash cause you haven’t eaten anything all day, you’re gonna want snacks. Some suggestions: Cashews (they’re not super loud/crunchy, so they’re perfect for lecture snackin’), a granola bar, an apple, cherry tomatoes, trail mix.

2. Don’t buy the textbook before you go to your first class - I’ve worked at a university bookstore for 2 years, and every year, people end up buying 700$ worth of first year text books, and then they don’t even use them. Wait. and then wait some more. If there are required readings, then get the textbook, if your prof says there will be questions from the textbook on the exam, then get the textbook, but trust me, for 90% of first year classes (and a lot of other ones) you don’t need the textbook. SAVE YOUR WALLETS

3. Take notes efficiently - honestly the best way to take notes, is type up the lecture notes that are provided, BEFOREHAND, and then during lecture, fill in the blanks/add information/take down any important things your prof is saying as you go through the lecture on your laptop in a different color. This way you’re much less likely to miss any important information, you won’t be confused about what to take down, and you won’t fall into the trap of taking down notes that are already being provided to you. After class, or while making study notes, copy these notes out by hand to remember what you learned.

4. Keep it simple - pretty notes are GREAT if you have the time, but once you get to upper level uni, and you have 100 slides of notes to turn into study notes, you will not have the time to make your notes look aesthetically pleasing. Just get the info down so you can focus on learning it.

5. Have a designated study space - i did all of my highschool homework and studying in my bed, and 90% of the time, I ended up falling asleep. My bed wasn’t going to cut it for uni, so I got a cheap ikea desk, and it’s made me so much more organized and productive.

6. Take as much ‘you time’ as possible - take a bath. light candles. binge watch a tv show. veg out with a book for 4 hours if you have the time. do your makeup super special one day. get yourself that venti pumpkin spice latte with extra whip whenever you feel like it. Uni is a shitty time I’m not gonna lie. It’s stressful as f*ck, and whenever you can spare a couple hours or a couple dollars to TREAT YO SELF, do it.

7.  If you have anxiety, CUT THE COFFEE. caffeine is a huge trigger for anxiety. Caffeine takes away from your sleep, messes with your adrenalin systems, and can make you super paranoid and anxious all the time. 

8. If you think your in the wrong major, change it - I started in geology, and I HATED IT. Now I’m in psych and I love it. It is never too late for a change of program. If you think you’re doing something you don’t wanna do, or your not enjoying it, don’t do it.

9. For mornings you have to be ready and out the door, or if you’re a person who always runs late, have a getting-ready routine and get it down pat. Have a mental list of things you need to do, and things you need to remember, and find out how much time it takes you. Get up at 8am, shower, wash face/brush teeth, get dressed, do makeup, pack bag, remember keys, wallet, laptop, notebook, pen and train pass, have breakfast, put on shoes, leave by 9am.

10. Utilize your time in transit. - finish a reading, go over flashcards, read study notes, listen to an album you’ve been meaning to listen to, read a book, read some fanfic, idk but don’t just sit there unless just sitting there is what you need.

11. Find a hobby or passion that is separate from your school/uni life. Whether its playing sports, or running, reading, collecting plants, making scrapbooks, curating a refined taste in tea, having baths, writing in a journal, find something that if you’re bored with watching shows or studying, you can go do it, and enjoy it, and get your mind off all the other shit that’s going on in your life for awhile.

SARAH’S WOMB: a creative project of Black-Jewish solidarity

sarah’s womb is a collective, digital zine being curated by dia ( @blackamydunne ) and sefa ( @hintele ). we are looking for art, photography, poetry, short prose, personal stories, and any other forms of self-expression that can be published in a digital zine, and we’re looking for them from black people, jewish people, and black jewish people.

the histories and experiences of the black and jewish peoples often sing similar tunes, even if in different voices. we are resilient peoples who constantly fight for justice, who have experienced unspeakable hardships, and who have unique, beautiful stories to tell.

sarah’s womb will be a collective story told in several parts:

i. love (might include: romantic love, friendship, family, love for humanity, etc)

ii. loss (might include: loss of loved ones, loss of agency/opportunity, loss of knowledge, loss of home, etc)

iii. culture / traditions

iv. body / self (might include: work discussing how being black and/or jewish has shaped your view of yourself/your body)

v. diaspora

vi. justice (might include: work highlighting the historical coalitions between black people and jewish people, histories of standing up for what is right, current political commentary)

vii. solidarity and togetherness

these are intentionally broad, general topics so that your artwork isn’t restrained by parameters that would prevent you from telling your own personal story. the examples given above are just that – examples.

if you have any work that you would like to create or submit for sarah’s womb, please check that it fits the following guidelines and submit it to us!

-we are looking for content from any and all sorts of jewish people, but we are not interested in receiving, reading, or publishing work that is in defense of the illegitimate settler-colonial state of israel. additionally, we are not looking for content from Black Hebrew Israelites that denies the legitimacy of the judaism of any jewish people.

-submissions that include any manner of racism or antisemitism will be rejected immediately and without ceremony. this is not a platform for discourse, hostility, or arguments between black and jewish people.

-please do not submit work that includes graphic imagery. please refrain from using slurs or nazi imagery, for example. [if you feel that your work CANNOT exist without one of these things please discuss it with us privately and we will decide how to proceed]

-prose fiction submissions cannot exceed 3,000 words

-work that uses the work of others MUST include sources (and permission, if necessary)

-work must be submitted by August 10, 2017, as we want to publish the zine by the end of the summer

for more information about us and about the zine, check out our about page. to submit work, go to our submissions page.

if you have any questions, please send them to our ask box, or ask either of us personally! we are so excited to put this project together and to share with the world the experiences, artwork, writing, and other works from people who are black and/or jewish.

nonblack gentiles are strongly encouraged to reblog this post so that we can spread the word and receive content from as many black and/or jewish people as we can!

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Ryan McGinley Shares Never-Before-Published Photographs

WeTransfer has just launched an online gallery featuring 15 never-before-published photographs from Ryan McGinley

The collection is curated by New York Times MagazinePhotography Director Kathy Ryan and can be viewed on WeTransfer’s editorial platform ThisWorks together with an intimate conversation between the pair.

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strangers. | (M)

Don’t talk to strangers. You might fall in love.

Words: 5K

Genre: CEO!Jimin, Dom!Jimin, Smut, Fluff, Hints BDSM.

A/N: Surprise~! Happy Birthday Jiminnie (and happy belated birthday to @jiminniemouse! I hope you like your extremely late birthday present!)  I know this is a day late but this is my first smut ever and I spent a large amount of time cleansing my soul while writing this. I would like to thank @amazon-bookworm all the hours she spent drilling the do’s and dont’s of smut I literally wouldn’t have been able to write this without you!. I would also like to thank @creamsicklesz for editing this and surviving my horrible sentence structure and grammatical errors. Thank you also to @ihearteyesmilesss, @jungee, @we-go-hard-in-the-coffeehouse, @ktaehyngs, and of course the lovely birthday girl @dailydoseofdia for motivating my to write this! Please have mercy on my smut writing abilities this is my first time (/).(\) 

Reminder: all the writing from @chokemejimin is being moved to @the95liner

Okay no more delays, enjoy! 

The first day I saw him, I was running late. As I ran through the train doors just as they were about to close, he was perched comfortable against the opposite closed door. I leaned against the walls of the train compartment, my breathing embarrassingly heavy. His eyes briefly left the book in his hand and flashed towards me, the disruptor of a perfectly silent train during his early morning commute. His gaze lingered on my face for few seconds, making my cheeks heat up, before he turned back to his book.

As I steadied my breathing, I took the chance to gaze at the man. Needless to stay, he was handsome. No, not handsome, beautiful. A dark grey suit hugged his frame paired with a simple black shirt and a silky black tie. His grey hair combed away from his face with just a few strands falling on his forehead. His eyes were downcasted, trailing on his book. 

His tongue darted out habitually licking his lips; he sensually pulled his lower lip in between his teeth. Suddenly, his gaze flashed towards me, the darkness his of irises boring into me. His appearance might be that of an angel, but his gaze was purely sin.

I calmly looked away from him and gazed out the window. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away, I would’ve noticed the beautiful smile his lips had curved into. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed his silent glances. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed that he hadn’t turned a single page in his novel since I had gotten on the train.

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is your best friend a reincarnated dragon? it’s more likely than you think!

since @honeybunchesofjokes​ decided call out posts were in again, here’s mine for her:

SHE’S A LITERAL FIVE HEADED DRAGON!

…..

okay, she’s not a literal five headed dragon, but she IS a dragon, likely one who’s sass pissed off a wizard, which is why she’s been cursed to into a tiny, frail mortal form

“but shana!” you’re saying, “that’s a serious accusation! you can’t accuse people of being dragons without any evidence! this is america! we’re human until proven a giant fire breathing lizard in a court of law!”

BITCH you think I don’t got EVIDENCE???

please consider:

runs hot. runs so hot. call the police and the fireman (make a draGON WANNA RETIRE MAN!!!!)

  • she’s so warm everyone in the friend group has used her as a space heater at various points
  • has put her hot hot hands on various people and there’s just this slow outrage of realization that small bunsen burners have been placed on them
  • she laid next to me in bed and was literally giving off such a large amount of heat from her tiny body that i had to TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONING

she likes Things not in the way people like things, but in the ways of museum curators and DRAGONS have HOARDS of Things!

  • collects postcards, curates postcards and Small Art, and sometimes puts them up but most of the time they are just There and she Has Them because they are part of her Things
  • things that are blue are Good and things that are teal are Very Good!! she has so many things in teal!!! she hoards teal!! is a small art or postcard teal? EVEN BETTER!
  • ‘but shana’ you say ‘those aren’t very traditional dragon hoards. that just sounds like things she likes’
  • IF! THIS! BITCH! COULD! ROB! A! BANK! SHE WOULD!! AND SHE WOULD SLEEP ON A PILE OF SOLID GOLD BARS!! BUT SHE CAN’T BREATH FIRE ANYMORE SO SHE MUST MAKE DO WITH PRETTY ART AND TEAL COLORED THINGS!!!

she made herself a cave to live in

  • i’m not fucking joking she made a CAVE!!!
  • she bought a queen canopy bed and got some dark BLUE sheets and THREE (3!) BLUE blankets and dark BLUE curtains to surround herself in!! it’s all blue and dark!
  • bitch missed her native environment and just!! built a motherfucking cave!!

her fashion aesthetic is Adventurer and Hero

  • how is this relevant, you ask?
  • i can only assume she dresses like all the mortals who tried to slay her in her past life and FAILED

consumes things that are TOO HOT!!

  • normal people should not be consuming things that are that hot!
  • drinks soup and other liquids that are boiling!!! yells at ME for not drinking boiling liquids! ‘it’s too hot!’ i tell her, and she scoffs and says 'it’s lukewarm!’
  • you???? are consuming??? a boiling liquid???? YOU DON’T GET TO TELL ME ANYTHING ON TEMPERATURE
  • 'microwave this for me’ she says. i do it. 'this is cold!’ she complains. honey. honey bunch. honey bunches of oats. its FUCKING STEAMING.

grew up in the icy tundra of minnesota and hates the warm mild so cal!

  • it is because she runs so hot!
  • loves snow! loves cold! who loves being cold?? NO ONE LOVES BEING COLD
  • therefore she is Not As Cold as everyone else because she’s a MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON
  • NO WONDER she doesn’t like living in a desert! dragons don’t live in deserts! they live on the tops of icy snowy mountains!
  • 'it’s too hot’ she says, for once in her goddamn life. 'IT’S A PLEASANT FUCKING DAY’ i say. 'we should move. someplace north.’ she says, because she yearns to RETURN FROM WHENCE SHE CAME

every time she comes out of the shower she looks like she just got fucking murdered by gordon ramsay

  • let me explain
  • she scratches herself in the shower and BIG RED WELTS APPEAR.
  • 'oh,’ you say, 'she has sensitive skin!’
  • DOES SHE???? or are her NAILS much like her UNNATURAL BODY HEAT remnants of her former dragon body, and therefore so much stronger than a normal human’s??
  • I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER HERE

she’s always ready to Fight

  • her new years resolution last year was to get in a bar fight. this year it was to be pettiest person she knows.
  • she is a FIRM believer that violence solves ALL YOUR PROBLEMS if you do it right
  • why is so much vigilante justice rage contained inside of her? why is she so Ready To Go, Mate?
  • what else do you expect!! when you curse a big fearsome dragon!! to reside in a mortal form!! this is what you get!!!

in conclusion:

My Roommate Is A Giant Fire-breathing Lizard

thank you and goodnight

bryceduffy Really happy to find out that my portrait of Rami Malek @ramimalek was selected by @american_photography_winners to appear in the AP 33 2017 book. It’s always my favorite curated collection of images from the previous year and I feel honored to be recognized along with all of the talented photographers included in the pages.

All My Stuff and Things

I remember once in an interview, Harry quipped he would write a book one day about his stuff - titled:  All My Stuff and Things.  He hasn’t written the book yet, but he did show us many of his favorite things in his personally curated collection for Another Man.   For a very private young man, he revealed a lot about himself by giving us a glimpse of some treasured possessions.

I have no doubt that 16 year old Harry wanted to be famous.  Gemma’s contribution to the Another Man spread confirmed that Harry was almost universally loved as he grew up.  His charm and naturally flirtatious personality opened doors for him.  He was used to getting his way - charming his way out of trouble and into whatever he wanted.  He had no reason to believe that life as a famous singer would be very different from the “dream life” it’s portrayed to be.  

Harry most likely wrote Don’t Let Me Go in the Summer of 2012 (please correct me if I’m wrong.)  Clearly, by this time, his perception of fame had drastically changed.  During the X-Factor he struggled with crippling stage fright - quite understandably, he lacked confidence as a singer.  I love Harry’s X-Factor singing, but he was very inexperienced - he had a lot to learn and he knew it.  When he ran out of breath at the Red and Black performance it shook him.  The poor kid couldn’t help but to Google, “Harry shit” and wallow in the cruelty of ugly comments and hate directed at him.  I think his crying on Twit-cam was the beginning of his realization that fame is not everything it’s cracked up to be.  I well remember the interview where Harry and Louis kept pressing the female interviewer who said she (and other young women and girls) quite liked the idea of two boys kissing, etc.  They didn’t understand why they should have to hide their love.  (And, to be fair, it would have been far better in the long run if they hadn’t been closeted.)  The fans loved “Larry” - they ate it up, but HQ insisted they must be perceived as straight to make it as pop stars.

Harry went on to suffer some of the most brutal over-exposure of any pop star.  Whenever the other lads had a short break, Harry would have to be out doing fan service - often being seen with some girl who was supposed to be his latest fling.  Harry came to learn that he wasn’t really famous at all - almost no one knew him.  Harry Styles™ had a very familiar body and face, but otherwise was almost unrecognizable.  His discomfort with the womanizer image has been well documented in countless interviews and is, frankly, indisputable.  Gradually, Harry became more and more guarded.  Everything about  Harry Styles™ was an illusion and not even an image he would ever want to project.

I’ve been lucky enough to know a few deeply artistic people in my life.  One was a renown architect, another a wood carver.  (They were old men when I knew them and have since passed on.)  Both of them lived their passion.  They never sought out fame and fortune, but they did pour their souls into everything they made.  The architects buildings are unmistakable as are the carvers carvings.  They were both somewhat private men, but both had something deep within themselves that they freely showed to anyone willing to look.  There is a passion and honesty to their work that lives on beyond them.  I’ve come to see Harry in much the same way.  He keeps his private life strictly to himself, but also bares his soul.  Some similarities I see between Harry and my examples:  Collaborative, but with their own strong opinions, vision and purpose on projects; not given to small talk or frivolous conversation; generous and kind, weird and eccentric; passionate to share their visions.

Harry no longer desires to be famous, but to be known.  His photography, music, clothing, the artwork he loves.  The things he wants to share are his deepest loves and yearnings - his unique perspective - the things he finds beautiful in every day life.  He has no interest selling - projecting an image designed to garner popularity or sales.  Harry is driven to create honest and deep expressions of who he is and what he believes - even as he continues to discover that himself.  (At 23, he will doubtless discover more of himself.)  Harry’s artistic expressions are very distinctly and recognizably him - they bear his indelible mark.  For a young man just turning 23, that is a remarkable accomplishment.

Happy 23rd birthday Harry!

stardust-stims  asked:

I have a relatively new pixel art blog that's looking to start selling stuff on society6 soon and I was wondering if you're okay with saying about how much money you make from your shop in a certain amount of time? If you even keep track of such things in the first place. I've been wanting to see how much bigger artists are able to make so I know about how much I might be able to make. I'm a poor young adult so I really want to know how much an art shop helps out with money ^-^;

Sure, I’d be happy to talk about this.

I made about $300 combined last month across both my print-on-demand shops. That’s the best month I’ve ever had (and hopefully part of an upward trend, but could just be a one-off).

A couple things to note: 1.) I still need to pay tax on this money, so the actual pocketable amount is smaller. 2.) I’ve been doing this for several years, and it took me a long time to get to this point!

Everything you ever wanted to know about selling Print-On-Demand art 

(actually not nearly everything, but at least some things!)

There are a lot of print-on-demand (POD) services out there. A POD service means that you have a digital art file, you upload it to the site, and the site makes it available in an online shop. When a customer buys your art from the shop, the POD will process the customer’s payment, manufacture the item, and ship the item to the customer for you. You never actually see the product! It goes directly from the printer to the customer.

Some POD stores are society6, Redbubble, CafePress, Zazzle, and fineartamerica.com. There are probably many more! They don’t all offer the same products: for example, you can buy this dress on Redbubble, but not society6, even though I have the same file uploaded to both. Society6 doesn’t print on dresses (yet).

Which site should I use?

I dunno!  I use society6 and Redbubble, not because I’ve evaluated all the others and found them lacking, but just because I knew people who were using them.  And knowing someone who’s tried something and liked it made it easier to try.

Different sites have different audiences, so I’d look at a few and try to find which one fits you best.  Redbubble skews a little more tumblr, society6 skews a little more hipster, Fine Art America skews a little more art major. You want to sell your art where your audience is already buying things!

My pixel art does way better on Redbubble than society6, even though I’ve been active on society6 much longer and have a more established presence there.  My non-pixel art (this is one of my long-time best sellers) still does pretty well there, even though I haven’t done promotion for most of it in years. There’s just an audience there that likes it!

How much money will I make?

Profit margins vary from site to site, and from product to product. Society6 mandates a set price and artist profit margin for most products across their site. Redbubble allows artists to choose their own profit margins and prices. Probably other sites are a mix of the two. This tote bag is $20.00 on society6 (I get $2.00) and $23.98 on Redbubble (I get $10.65.). This iPhone case is $38 on society6 (I get $3.80) and ~$37 on Redbubble (I get ~$12).

Of course, it doesn’t matter what your profit margins are if you don’t sell anything.

How do I get noticed and make sales?

Short answer:  make art, and make a lot of it—often and consistently.

I can only speak directly of my experiences with s6 and RB, but probably other services are similar. (And honestly, the same strategy holds true for growing an audience on tumblr!)

If you have 30 pieces of art, it’s better to upload them one at a time (once a week for thirty weeks, or twice a week for fifteen weeks) than all at once.  Both s6 and RB have a community aspect, which means your art will show up in the feeds of other artists, or may be curated into collections by staff or volunteers. 

Every day that you upload a new piece is a day that someone might notice and promote your work.  

If you post thirty things all at once, someone who likes your work will probably only promote one or two of their favorites (and may even be annoyed that you’re dominating their feed).  If you post thirty things one at a time, that same person might promote every piece they see.  (They probably won’t see all of them.  It won’t be 100%.  But still, much greater visibility for you.)

I try to upload one new thing every week.  If I have a really productive week and finish three designs, I’ll usually hold on to the extras to give myself a buffer for future weeks.  If I can, I maintain a buffer of 3-5 designs.  It means I’m under less pressure to produce, and I can have more fun creating.

Anything else I should know?

Originally posted by sp8cebit

Making money from art is hard!  And oh, gosh, there is constant self-doubt.  I follow some of my favorite (independent!  commercially successful!) artists on Twitter, and they still post about how discouraged they feel sometimes.  It comes with the territory, I guess.

Just keep going.  Show up for yourself.  Set easy goals and reach them.  Set hard goals and reach those, too!  Keep trying!

When I first set up a shop on society6 several years ago, my goal each month was to sell anything.  Any single thing.  When I was doing that consistently, my goal was to make $20/month.  Then $50/month. 

Have a dream goal in your mind, but a “next step” goal in front of you.  

For me, the dream goal is “I want to be able to support myself by selling art!” and there’s a dollar amount associated with that.  I’m not nearly there!  My next-step goal is “sell enough art in a month to pay my share of the rent” and I’ll achieve that by the end of the year.  The next-step goal after that is to be able to make rent consistently.

The dream goal keeps you going.  The next-step goal keeps you focused.

(You’re gonna do great.)

👽👍

which-does-not-glitter  asked:

Tell me a fairy tale?

(As is only befitting my last response for this meme, this got wildly out of hand. Blame @samyazaz, who recommended I do something with Beauty and the Beast.)

Belle is the first one to speak into the horrified silence, twirling the rose in her hand and giving little care for the way it scratches her palm. “We’ll all go, then.”

Her father stares at her. “He’s a monster, my darling, he won't—”

“He’s a monster with a castle and rose bushes that bloom even in the winter.” She sets her chin, and her sisters and brothers all still look terrified, and she is too, but more than that, she’s angry. If he’s going to overset the life they’re just starting to build for themselves, she’s happy to overset his as well. “He’ll take all of us in, or he won’t take any of us at all.”

“You don’t know what he’s capable of.”

“He wouldn’t have let you go in the first place if he was just going to kill you. If he wants company, he’s going to get it.”

The whole family erupts into an argument, but Belle ignores it and gets up to put the rose in water and give herself a chance to breathe. She’s the only one who doesn’t really mind this quiet house in the country, where she can garden and read her books, but she’ll give it up if it means a chance for her family to be happy and protected and well cared for.

“I don’t think he’ll kill us for impudence,” she interrupts after a while. “The worst he can do is send us home. Shouldn’t we try?”

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etsyfindoftheday 3 | 7.26.17

vintage treasures by ourvintagebungalow

the eclectic, one-of-a-kind vintage finds that have been collected and curated by etsy shop ourvintagebungalow are among the raddest i’ve found: check out their furniture and home accents to find that perfect conversation piece for your space.

anonymous asked:

I'm still kinda new to tumblr and figuring out how things work. I've seen posts explaining why porn bots follow people, and I'd been blocking them anyways because weird, but what I can't figure out is why blogs that don't interact with me in any way shape or form follow me? And some of them are completely empty? Should I be blocking them? (Asking you because you're the oldest blog I currently follow, thank you in advance if you decide to respond.)

Unfortunately, Anon, it’s not really my area of expertise, because I have 15K followers, and a lot of them don’t interact with me, and some are empty. :D So I’ve never studied the issue; it may be related to porn bots. 

There are, however, good reasons this might happen! So I will speculate and any experts can chime in. 

For an empty blog or one that doesn’t interact, they could be newcomers to fandom who feel shy about reblogging or posting things; it took me a few days to figure out how to work tumblr and a few weeks to do so without fucking up regularly (I’m still working on “not fucking up occasionally”). Could also be that they have created a tumblr to track a few people whose content they want to read, but they either have a blog elsewhere that they use for interaction, or they don’t want to interact. (For example on the shitmeme, I know of at least one player who has an empty tumblr that they use solely to track the other players’ posts so it doesn’t fill up their personal dash.) Some people want to lurk, but lurking on social media is super hard if you don’t have an account. Making an empty account and following people you’re interested in is easier than going to ten different tumblrs every day. 

I think it’s also important to remember that tumblr serves a very different purpose from, say, Facebook. Facebook is primarily about you and what you think and what your friends think of what you think. Tumblr is about you sharing content with the world, and it may not necessarily be personal content. So someone may just have come upon your tumblr and thought you shared a lot of content they’re interested in – they may or may not be interested in you as a person, but they like the collection of work you’ve curated on your tumblr. There are a few people on my dash who I followed just because they were posting really interesting shit; because I’m gregarious we are now friends or at any rate regular interactors, but we started out as just “someone who is sharing content” and “someone who wishes to consume that content”. Likewise there are people on tumblr who I like or am friends with but who shares content that primarily I’m not interested in, so I don’t follow them.

I hope this helps! Fellow tumblrites feel free to chime in if you know more about this than I do, but remember to reblog or comment, since I don’t post asks sent in response to other asks. 

Is it superficial to love this album for its shiny golden gauffered edges? We don’t think so. #giltypleasures 

We are also so excited to announce our upcoming exhibition,  #GiltyPleasures : Sharing Special Collections Through Social Media, curated by you, our followers as well as Library Company’s very own social media mavens. Come see the materials you’ve loved and followed in person, on display January 29 - April 6. More info coming soon!! 

Photograph Album P.2010.11.8 (ca. 1860s?)

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Here comes my traditional photoset of Damon Albarn’s and Graham Coxon’s portraits, to promote the Music collection curated by moi on Society6. Of course, I have many more drawings of Blur, since they were the band number one of my youth, but, unfortunately, those artworks are old and not suitable to make prints, T-shirts etc.

startofamoment  asked:

2 and/or 12 for the AU + short fic challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(x) Two- Childhood Friends AU


Later, when they’re both older and grown, and proper detectives with proper resources, and with some composure and emotional maturity, Jake and Amy will cite the Great Book Hunt of ‘91 as their first case as partners to every new cop to grace their precinct. 

(And in both of their wedding vows. And in the scrapbook Jake will make Amy when she finally makes captain. And in their children’s bedtime stories.

Even Charles becomes exasperated by it.)

Their partnership began the morning of the Great Book Hunt, one hot July day, when Nana found Jake sitting in front of the TV for the fourth straight hour.

“Go outside,” she told him.

Which he did, and he spent a full three minutes kicking around a pebble down the street and around a corner before turning around and marching towards the Santiago household.

With eight kids under the age of fifteen and a horde of cousins and friends in the area - not to mention Mr and Mrs Santiago themselves - there was always someone in the yard, or in a window, or, on one occasion, on the roof. Most days, Jake had to only walk up the block before one of the boys called him over. 

The Santiago kids were truly a rowdy, welcoming bunch. He met them two months before, when Gina cancelled their plans again and he was hit by a stray spray from a Santiago water gun fight during a lonely walk. 

Suddenly, he had summer plans, too.

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The General by Vans  |  Store Opening

We had a blast at the the opening of The General by Vans in Brooklyn, NY last week.

The 4,750-square foot space is supplied with the iconic Classics range, limited Vault by Vans category, Pro Classics, plus men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Guests to The General by Vans can explore exclusive product and interact with a carefully curated collection of the brand’s wider offerings. Visitors can even design their own one-of-a-kind Vans at the in-store Customs Design Studio.

Artwork and photography around the store will be continually updated with an emphasis on showcasing local talents. The General by Vans is also set to host a wide range of events including art shows, movie premiers and other exclusive activations.

Check it out for yourself at 102 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

scalesandexoskeletons  asked:

Hi! Do you have any resources on preserving/pinning insect specimens? I keep a lot of insects & I think it would be nice if I could display them once they go. Thank you x

Here’s some helpful links on how to pin insects! Texas A&M took down the comprehensive PDF I usually send people too :/.

I usually mooch supplies off the collection I work off or the entomology TAs. But when I do buy stuff, I usually order it from Bioquip. They offer a mounting kits for beginners for about 50$ which includes pins, forceps, spreading board, and a booklet on how to create and insect collection, and some other supplies. I have my el cheapo spreading board which is two meat trays stacked together with slits cut in the top one. If you are not interested in getting the kit, here’s the stuff you should probably procure. Generally I recommend getting insect pins (size 2 is good choice for medium sized insects), forceps (I prefer hard forceps, but soft forceps are best for spreading moth/butterflies), an pinning block (the one that looks like stairs), and if you don’t want to make your own spreading board – I like the versaboard and the adjustable economy spreading boards. As far as labels go, acid free card stock and micron pens work great (use a Joanns or Micheal’s coupon)! You can also print labels on your computer using excel or word. It’s more putsy but good if you have hard to read hand writing like I do. As far as display boxes go, bioquip has a lot of options and the woods are hand built. you want to make sure the display case you get is air tight to prevent dermestid beetles or book lice from getting in and chewing on your specimens.