At long last, the egg has hatched!! I want to thank @occasionalswablus for giving me the egg and inspiring me to take on this plot, and @dailypokedaycare for helping me out in planning and writing/drawing this lil plot as a collaboration! You two are amazing people, thank you SO much you two!! <3
When taking something from nature, such as herbs, it is nice to give something back. You can leave these lovely air-dry stones in places such as the forest as a way to say thank you. Leaving these in nature is also totally safe for the environment. You can also offer these to a god/goddess.
2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of corn starch
1 ½ cups cold water
Mix until smooth, then put it in a pan and stir until it boils. Keep stirring until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
Let it cool and take the clay out of the pan. It should feel really smooth and you will probably play with it alot before you are even going to make the stones :)
I added some herbs and flowers, such as rosemary, lavender, roses, carnations, thyme, cloves, cinnamon, some blue flowers of which I don’t know the name and some orange berries that I found near the park.
I just made a little ball, then made a hole in it and added some herbs.
Now you can decorate it! You can add anything and shape them in any way you want. As you can see I made some squares, hearts, blobs and even an easter egg :) I’ve seen some people use glitter and I recommend you don’t add any glitter since that is actually bad for the environment. I tried using normal white sugar as an alternative, but i noticed that the stones got kind of wet, which I should’ve seen coming. Not sure what’s going to happen when it dries so I’ll keep you guys updated.
I’m so happy with these and I am definitely going to use these for Ostara ^^ Of course you can use this recipe to make anything you want, not just offering stones.
Young Adult Teen Boy Protagonist: But…But I’m a nerd. I’m in a math class. I’ve watched Star Wars. I went to a library in the first chapter… And she’s the quirky new girl in school who likes poetry and old music from the 80′s and isn’t at all conventionally attractive but always gets hit on and is probably going to be played by Emma Watson in the movie. Sure, she has some major flaws; like being clumsy or having too many freckles, but how am I ever going to compete with the fundamentally unlikable and abusive jock boy that she likes for no apparent reason but to create an obstacle for me in the plot?
Friend of the Protagonist Who’s the Most Painful Closeted Cis Gay Stereotype Ever Created and Will Eventually get a One and a Half Page Coming Out Scene: You’re quiet, you’re basically nondescript in almost every conceivable way; you’re a total catch! But–But don’t get the wrong idea, it’s not like I think you’re hot! I’m not gay or anything!
Other Friend of the the Protagonist Who is Non-White in Some Way: Yeah Kirk, everything’s gonna be swag. Just deadass chill, homie.
Damn! Damn! Damn! Every year he forgot. Well, no. He never forgot. He just put the memories away, like old silverware that you didn’t want to tarnish. And every year they came back, sharp and sparkling, and stabbed him in the heart. And today, of all days …
Eggs start out featureless, simple pearlescent white shells- but not for long. This “eggshell” is actually the newspark’s first “armor” in a sense, protecting the still mostly-goo protoform blob inside. After some time, these shells will begin to color in- this is generally indicative of the bot’s final coloration, as this is supplied by the same nanites that will eventually color adult armor. Eggs are largely simple but usually do have some seams, that grow more obvious with time.
Eventually, the growing protoform needs more space and can hold it’s own body together, having a “membrane” around it’s still-gooey body, but now with some very basic internal functions as opposed to just…goop.
Baby robots are effectively all energy-goo-monsters. They’re just amoebas.
After that, well…growth comes, and eventually the coloration nanites begin covering the new surface of their body as it grows stronger.
If you happen to see someone posting a wonderful piece of fan-art that
does not include the artists’ name
does not mention they have permission to repost
Please DO NOT like or reblog the post, no matter how much you admire the art. By doing so, you’re rewarding people who:
ignore the original artist
repost without permission
don’t value copyright or the artist’s talent and efforts
basically steal other people’s work.
Similarly, if you happen to read a Digimon-related translation that
you suspect is not original / is an unauthorised repost (e.g. posted by someone you know doesn’t usually translate)
does not give credit to a translator
lists the translator / source as in a disrespectful way, like “(x)”
please, DO NOT like or reblog it. Like fanart, translation is subject to copywright; fan translators desserve to be fully credited by their selfless, hard work and not have their translations reposted elsewhere without express permission.
Other stuff that you should probably think twice before sharing:
HQ scans from the Digimon DVD/BR releases, unless you know the person who posted them (quite often they are scans from WithTheWill)
fan videos that do not credit other people’s art
edits that seem to come from elsewhere
reposted art by Japanese / Korean fans, even if it mentions “permission to repost” (can you be sure that permission was actually granted?)
Rules of thumb we should all keep in mind:
Don’t repost art without credit AND permission.
Don’t repost translations without credit AND permission.
Don’t steal / plagiarise other people’s content.
Don’t support people who do those things.
Sometimes ignoring them may be the best policy, but if you see something you feel is wrong, you can always contact the original creator OR talk to the reposter and kindly and respectfully ask them to change their (re)post. Remember, most people who do repost don’t do it with bad intentions, and being nice is always the best option. However, there are people who continue to repost content and withhold credit, despite multiple warnings and requests to stop - @digi-egg is the worst example of this, and lately someone has been filling the main tag with reposted art.
Let’s all support and respect the artists and translators, rather than the people who repost (i.e. STEAL) other people’s work.
Make the Digimon fandom a safe, respectful place for all the people who create and share their work! :)
ok but dave was always my favourite homestuck character and has managed to cling onto that title and sometimes i wish i could be a bit more original since he seems like such a cliched choice as silly as that sounds but just….. hes so much fun to read.
his characterisation is so strong and consistent but it also develops. his flaws are so interesting and relatable. like today i was rereading openbound and his conversation with meenah. she goes about trying to convince people to go take on an evil almost unbeatable demon. and most people say i want to, but its too dangerous, now isnt the right time, im not strong enough yet, or we’re making another plan, this can be plan b, but hell yeah we need to take this guy down!!
then she asks dave and just nah. not interested. what does he want to do instead? draw comics. what has he been doing all this time on the meteor so far? finding ways to manipulate the afterlife - get this - in order to emulate one of his shitposty blogs, leaving his quotes around in ‘ebubbles’ like little easter eggs for people to find. despite most people literally being dead aliens who dont know or care about who he is. like its just so ridiculous. this kid is impossible. how insanely clever and creative and funny and yet so weird and apathetic and passive - why is he aiming so much lower in terms of heroics than all his friends? why is he so damn normal and desperate to ignore what is going on in the face of all this reality-threatening catastrophe in comparison for everyone else?
also, may not be worth reading into, but interestingly meenah seems to account for his behaviour as being due to him ‘being down in the dumps’ or something which is just so odd since its not something dave ever really explicitly lets on and ESPECIALLY never says anything to meenah about it but implies that the ebubbles to her look sort of like… you know when ben makes that stop motion animation of himself when hes depressed in parks and rec? yeah, like that.
and he literally prattles about bro and dirk unprompted in that conversation too and also randomly brings up the fact that he also sometimes thinks about puppets (’#unrelated’) like argh
theres literally so much emotion and stuff buzzing around just below the surface and he NEVER makes it clear or explicit or easy, at least not for long but its all there and bits are always slipping out haphazardly like hes begging anyone, everyone, from his sister to some random alien ghost girl to notice, and its just so interesting
Yuuri, Victor, Yurio and Otabek are in the Steven Universe #4 Comic!
“I just like YoI - the characters are great! Sometimes drawing backgrounds isn’t the most compelling, so I tend to add cameos. It makes it fun for me to draw, and it’s a cute little Easter egg for the people reading,” -Katy Farina, Illustrator of the comic.
Farina found the anime itself inspiring. “When it was airing I was feeling so discouraged and unmotivated. Watching Yūri work hard and learn to find confidence in himself inspired me to do the same. I think a lot of people can relate to that,” she shared. “Victor and Yūri’s relationship also - watching that develop and the nuance of their dynamic is really compelling. Yūri is definitely my fave though! Whenever I’m feeling like I can’t do something I think back to the series and his journey.” (source)
This further proves how ground-breaking YOI is. But we already know that. Let’s talk about VICTOR AND YUURI HOLDING HANDS AND YURIO DRAGGING A BORED LOOKING OTABEK. Because that’s cute af.
VICTOR: Let’s check out the food stands.
YUURI: Sure, honey.
YURIO: Come on, Beka. I saw an awesome arcade game over there.
If you voted for Trump because you believe in fiscal conservatism, you should be furious that your tax dollars are going to build a wall that will have zero impact on the effects of immigration.
If you hate the left because of “Political Correctness,” you need to be asking yourself if you’re okay with the President censoring communications from MULTIPLE government organizations like the National Park Service, the EPA and more.
If you voted because you hated Secretary Clinton’s email server, I expect you to be calling your representatives to ask why Steve Bannon and others continue to use their unsecured personal emails and why your president is still using an unsecured Android device.
If you believe that fertilized eggs are people but refugee children are not, you need to stop acting like your concerns are religious.
If you voted because you believed they would better protect you against terrorists, you need to ask yourself why it’s okay that your president just took away $130 million in anti-terror funds from New York with his punishment of Sanctuary Cities.
If you are angry that your insurance is too expensive, you should ask why your senators are repealing ACA without a replacement, an action that will leave 20 million people without insurance at all.
If you believe the Clinton Initiative provided unequal treatment to countries that supported their foundation, you should be livid that your president has moved to block visas from Muslim countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, but not places where he has business ties like Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
This is an opportunity to prove that you voted for the reasons you told me you did. I am taking you seriously, I am taking you literally.