colour code

Hi everyone!  So for the April study challenge, @martastudyblr and I collaborated to come up with the prompts (with your help of course). Feel free to post to the prompts of the day (and you don’t need to do all of them if you don’t have the time)! Some of these are more “text” heavy answers than photo responses, but there’s always room for creative answers. The written list is under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

i guess i would expect somebody who has struggled bc of a gendered society be less gender enforcing on their child? like i'm surprised you and your partner aren't going gender neutral and letting your kiddo pick their gender(s) as they grow

???? How are we enforcing gender on our child?

Look, a great majority of the world is cisgender. It’s a fact. So saying ‘we’re having a girl/boy and this is a girl’s/boy’s name that we like’ is pretty much??? Not a big deal. I dislike parents who use 'they/them’ for their child because they are then forcing that child to question their gender in order to 'pick’ pronouns, when they may not have ever needed to question their gender. Gender discovery should be something that comes naturally if the child feels inclined.

Saying 'this is my son/daughter’ isn’t imposing gender on them. Colour coding your infants, telling children they can’t play with certain toys or participate in certain activities due to their assigned gender is imposing gender on them.

Shockingly the world is not as open-minded as tumblr thinks. I’m not setting my child up to be ridiculed and constantly asked about their gender if I can help it. I will support my child whatever gender or sexuality they eventually identify as.

girlfriend just delivered me a box of candy canes and here is my new personality test to replace MBTI or astrology or whatever

  • the Cruncher: you start at the hook end and chew your candy cane to pieces. you are forthright and impatient. behind your back people call you an asshole, but lovingly. how do you cope with that much hard candy stuck in your teeth.
  • the Snapper: you start at the hook end and snap off bite-sized pieces, eating each piece before you unwrap the next segment. you are life’s natural planner. so orderly you probably use colour-coded excel spreadsheets for your groceries. you never forget to do all that seasonal cleaning apartment therapy tells me to do and i never do. like dusting your baseboards. you probably do that.
  • the Unwrapper: you start at the long end and unwrap the whole thing so you can clutch it stickily in your bare hands. you beautiful rule-breaking moth. nobody should touch a candy cane with their bare fingers. what is wrong with you.
  • the Shiv: you start at the long end and suck it into the deadliest seasonal weapon. you definitely have siblings. probably you were raised in a household where weapons as toys were discouraged. probably you’re also kind of awkwardly masochistic.

side note. if you like the fruit flavoured candy cane better than the peppermint one, you’re wrong. straight-up just wrong.

The Sign Of Three Wedding - Colour Code

Everyone who watched The Sign Of Three must have noticed that the colour scheme for the wedding had it’s main focus on yellow. 

I did some research and found out that yellow is not a very common colour used in wedding colour schemes, especially as the main colour. In fact, it’s one of the rarest.

Then why did the writers choose this colour? I’m certain they must have a reason to choose yellow for the wedding.

Yellow is a colour with a lot of symbolism. On the surface it means happiness, optimism, creativity, sunshine and spring. But there’s a more obscure side to yellow, as it can also mean cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness.

Futhermore, excessive use of yellow on interior walls can irritate the eyes and, in my opinion, this is one of these occasions.

There are also myths that, although I don’t believe them and there is no scientific prove to back them up, I thought I might make a reference to them as a curiosity:

  • Babies cry more in yellow rooms (Mary is supposedly pregnant)
  • Couples fight more in yellow rooms (Molly and her fiancé)

This might mean that on the surface John’s and Mary’s marriage might look like a happy marriage, but is in fact full of betrayal and egoism. It isn’t a good marriage since their wedding day.

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My Overwatch charms from @acornpress arrived to me a while back! AND THEY ARE LOVELY!! They’re done so well I cry /___\

I strapped some up for photos but you can see how lovely these guys came out! HHHH I LOVE THEM!! Thank you so much! ;0; I’ll be ordering some more of these charmos in the near future! 8)

I will work on the pre-orders soon! I got back from travels not too long ago ;-;

Overwatch weapons©Blizzard
Charm production©Acorn Press

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“is that your way of comforting me?” “maybe”

this was supposed to be some kind of zombie apocalypse/the walking dead au requested by @sigh–onara but honestly i don’t even know anymore

D&D Maps using Spreadsheets

Ever since I first tried DM’ing, I have jumped from one method to another of creating maps for my D&D games. Recently I was using a Google Doc spreadsheet for something and it occured to me that I could use these to make maps.

What it is

I basically set the spreadsheet to be a small squared grid and apply conditional formatting to the entire grid along with a key of what means what. So once it’s set up, if I type a letter ‘T’ in a square, that square turns dark green and now represents ‘Trees’, same as ‘M’ means mountains and turns grey, ‘V’ means village, ‘C’ means city and shows as orange, and so on.

On top of the basic auto-colour coding mentioned above, you can right click any of the squares and ‘insert notes’ which gives you a text box to include any notes you have about that map-space(like a town name and who lives there)

Why it’s awesome

Super simple, hassle free
You can do it anywhere you like without needing any special software or apps (all browsers run google sheets i’m fairly sure). And it’s as easy as typing letters into a spreadsheet.

Can be shared easily
You can share it with friends thanks to the great sharing functions of google, you could even work on it at the same time as someone else(if you’re brave enough to try co-DMing).

Customisable
You can use the same method for world maps, town maps and dungeon maps. You could even make multiple pages of the documents for different levels of a dungeon.

Template/Example

I know not everyone is as into making spreadsheets as me, so below is a link to an example world map and city map (tabs down the bottom for different pages)

Example spreadsheet mapping

You should be able to click ‘File >> Make a copy’ to copy it and edit it yourself.

Other things you could do

- Hyperlink the letter to a google doc or another page in the spreadsheet
- Use symbols instead of letters, works well for dungeons, you could have slashes for up/down stairs etc.

Let me know

If you use this method please let me know how it goes for you, if you find this article confusing i’d love to hear about it so I can fix it up to make it more useful.