anonymous asked:

hi liv, i wanna be a programmer but the thing is, i'm overwhelmed and idk where to start. can you share some tips or even ur experience w/ how u got started?

i started with the (free) Python tutorial on CodeAcademy, but i got bored of it halfway through and it kept bugging so i decided to code my own projects instead.  i did little stuff mostly (ie a morse code encoder/decoder/teacher software) and looked up what i needed when i needed it & things progressed from there

once i was comfortable with Python, i moved on to C++ (thanks Ne), but instead of starting w tutorial software i just jumped directly into it and made a choose your own adventure game. the biggest thing i’ve done in C++ so far was animate a model of the airflow over a plane wing (using Cinder/Tinderbox too) as part of a school project

eventually, when i got last summer’s internship, i found out my first day that i was expected to start coding in PHP right off the bat so i researched as much documentation as i could and learned while i completed the projects i was assigned.  that internship taught me more abt Git/MySQL and things like Redis too

the best tip i can offer is don’t be afraid to start creating right away.  you don’t have to show your project to anybody and you don’t have to worry about it being judged, so if you just invest time and energy you’ll come out of it knowing a lot more abt the language than you did before. lmao also stackoverflow > life and ircs can be useful if needed

Legends of Tomorrow Head Canon: Martin Stein is a stress knitter

Only Jax is aware of this, due to their connection, but the quest to defeat Vandel Savage get’s very stressful very often, and Martin feels a little silly for calming himself down with knitting, even though Jax says it’s nothing to be worried about.

Cue Rip Hunter and the rest trying to figure out who’s leaving scarves, and knitted hats, and gloves, and even jumpers in their rooms.

Gideon is enjoying keeping the secret from Rip and the others, because it’s not detrimental to the safety of the ship and it’s passengers, and Gideon so likes to play with Rip sometimes.

Slowly they begin to wear said items, as it does get cold on the ship, as well as at some of the places they go to.

Mick is the first to find out. Strangely, Len is the last, because Mick actually quite enjoys knowing something Len doesn’t for a while, as long as it’s not putting them in danger.

After being found out, Martin starts knitting couple sweaters for certain people.

In my mind it’s coldatom, firewave, or heatstorm, I can never remember which way that goes, whitehawk and hallhunter, but it could be anything really.

Then the waverider crew begin giving knitted goods to The Flash and Arrow teams, then the Supergirl team as they meet them.

Introducing Baby Bump.

Any girl in the early stages of pregnancy will testify to this, but the speed of body changes in such a quick period of time is terrifying, and I’m no different.

Last night was the first ‘night out’ I’ve had with all my friends together since announcing the news, so last night I was able to introduce Baby Bump to my girls. 

It’s true that you realise who your true friends are in a time like this, and I’m no different. While I wasn’t getting drunk or pulling boys like the others, I was really happy knowing that to them, I’m still me.

Is it noticeable? Do you think the dress was okay? I’d like to get your opinions :) 


I was tagged by the ultimate Queen of Darkness and mega cinnamon roll, @nyx-erevodon.

Rules: answer the question and tag 10 people.

1. What was the last movie you saw?
Inside Out! (For the first time.)

2. What was the last song you listened to?
Oh, gosh - it was Call Your Name from the Attack on Titan soundtrack. (It`s a very good, dramatic soundtrack for drawing. ;) )

3. What was the last show you watched?
Does Six Nations count as a show? Because I watched the England vs. Scotland match a few hours ago. C`MON, ENGLAND!!!!!! (Imma big rugby fan, sitting here in my England rugby shirt.)

4. What was the last book you read?
The Death Cure - the last Maze Runner book. Haven`t finished it yet, though.

5. What was the last thing you ate?
A magnificent French chocolate, which I happen to be eating right now. :) 

6. If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?
At a Taylor Swift concert.

7. If you could pick a decade to travel back in time, what would it be?
The 1920s, maybe? Or Georgian times - live in the book of Pride and Prejudice? However, I feel like straight white men are the only people who would sort of benefit in going back in time. The rest of us would be pretty screwed, unfortunately.

8. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d do?
Be boring and pay for my family`s mortgage. (It did say the first thing I`d do. After that, that`s when I`d go insane.) Oh, and buy myself a school uniform that actually fits for once.

9. Which fictional character would you like to hang out with?
Piper McLean, probably, from Heroes of Olympus - she seems like a great friend. Also Sadie Kane from the Kane Chronicles, as we are very much alike, and I love British humour. (I`m British, so what can I say?) 

10. What was the last fandom you joined?


I tag @middle-earth-rises @mikasackerman835 @jensen515 @this-girl-wants-a-pug @ukswiftie @swiftie–13

the signs as things my mum has told me to stop saying

Aries: Can you do something for me? Yeah, just murder me. Right now.

Taurus: *groans loudly* It’s fine, I’m fine.

Gemini: Time to die!!!

Cancer: Don’t worry, I’ve already cried like 3 times today.

Leo: If you don’t mind, I’ll just go shove an entire cactus up my ass, thanks.

Virgo: It’s not me, it’s the damn system.

Libra: I’m too white for this shit.

Scorpio: Well fuck me right up the ass.

Sagittarius: Seems like death is upon us, friends.

Capricorn: I feel like death hahaha

Aquarius: I’m too sober for this shit.

Pisces: I can literally feel my brain melting out my ears.

Fine Bros Controversy

Okay, to clear some things up. 

The Fine bros CLAIM they are not attempting to copyright the word “React” in all capacities, or the react-type video in all capacities. They are rather trying to license out THEIR react video formats and trademark “react” in terms of a youtube brand. However, their wording is so vague that any reaction video COULD be taken down.

Some issues with this.

1) First of all, when was the last time the Fine Bros put out any creative or original content at all? They’ve basically just piggy-backed off of already trending topics for view counts. Let me just get that out of the way. 

2) Not only is this a dangerous area for youtube, but this isn’t something that’s done on TV either. 

Fine Bros don’t seem to understand that what they’re doing is kind of like Oprah Winfrey trademarking the word “talk show” and attempting to license out her talk show format. So basically, all talk shows that came after her, would be illegal, or have to pay her a fee. Like the Wendy Williams show, or the Tyra Show, or Dr. Oz, etc., etc. 

3)The fine bros may have the market cornered on “react” videos, but that doesnt mean their “format” (which they have still failed to concisely define) is so special or brand specific that it can be licensed without coming into a lot of muddy waters.

4) So far, they claim that other people have “ripped off” their format, but that would ONLY be true if someone made a react video with the same set-up and graphics as Fine Bros and tried to pass it off as a Fine Bros video. Just like how if America wants to make an “America’s Got Talent” , they need a license from Britain’s Got Talent. But America doesnt need a license for American Idol just because it is a talent show, because it uses different styles/graphics/voting systems/and doesnt TRY TO BE Britain’s Got Talent. Fine bros going after Ellen and other youtubers PROVES that they dont understand this point or are lying about their intentions.

5) One last example. Based on what they’ve told us so far, then it is perfectly fair and legal for Michelle Phan to trademark “beauty tutorial” and to license the “format” of beauty vlogs. It would also mean that whomever first created the “draw my life” video can license it and go after anyone that’s ever created a “draw my life,” cuz hey, that’s a specific video format. And we can all agree that’s pretty ridiculous.

And yes, people are smart enough to understand what the words “licensing” and “trademark” mean. That’s not the problem. The problem is that the Fine Bros have violated the unsaid truth about Youtube; that it is a place away from big corporations and capitalistic interests, a place to share ideas rather than license them.


I will not leave you by yourself.
I’m sure that is the reason I was granted this eternity of time.

Behold, a Bridgeburner-insignia ring crafted by Älgverkstaden!

It reads “First in” on one side of the burning span of stone and “last out” on the other.

Go ahead, check out Älgverkstaden’s other work, maybe ask for a commission - and rest assured that it’s always an even trade!